Barry Foster

Barry Foster – President and CEO of NBA – KM004

Barry started the workshop by explaining that the government state that, “… “the varroa ‘problem’ is an industry problem” (and this term was used quite frequently throughout the day). Barry also stated that “…pollination not high on other agencies priorities…”

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Working in the shop at the Auckland Bee Club

I went along to Auckland bee club today, and spent most of the time helping Sue in the shop. It was a very busy day and I enjoyed meeting and talking to everyone that came in. I managed to sneak out during the talks. The topics today were:- Harvesting honey Tips on entering the honey[…]Read More

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Claudelands Conference Centre

NBA Workshop – 26 July 2012 – Hamilton

The team at Kiwimana went along to the NBA (National Beekeepers’ Association of NZ) Workshop in Hamilton at the Claudelands Conference Centre.

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Scoop News – NZ short on beekeepers

Come on everyone start Beekeeping…. The New Zealand beekeeping industry is severely short of well-trained apiarists (beekeepers), says the National Beekeepers’ Association of New Zealand (NBA). The industry is so short of qualified and skilled beekeepers that the trade is listed on the Department of Labour’s Immediate Skill Shortage List (ISSL). This means government is[…]Read More

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Paul Bolger

The Kiwimana Buzz Beekeeping Podcast #6 – NBA Workshop – Political – Ministry for Primary Industries

Ministry for Primary Industries Paul Bolger – Senior Policy Analyst spoke about funding avenues and government industry agreements with proposals for industry surveillance. In terms of the industry funding, Paul explained that government more likely to support those industries who match funding $ for $.

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Jonathan Stephens

Kanuka Honey better than Manuka Honey?

Kanuka honey – Is it better than the more marketed Manuka honey. These both come from trees in the tea tree family, so some of the elements are the same.

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