NBA Workshop – Farmers

National Beekeepers’ Association of New Zealand (NBA) Farmers John Hartnell – Chair of Federated Farmers Bee Industry Group (BIG) spoke in terms of Export. John started by saying that export drives industry. John explained that they report to government and have a government structure. There are policies which they have to work to including the[…]Read More

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Good article and comments from John Hartnell the Federated Farmers Bees spokesperson. Since 2000, Varroa has seen the loss of at least 200,000 bee colonies. Federated Farmers believes it doesn’t matter what hat farmers wear; sheep, kiwifruit, mohair or dairy, all farmers are on the bee team, which is actually, New Zealand’s A team. “Last[…]Read More

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