Category Archives: Australia, NZ, Oceania

‘Honey Laundering’ Threatens Trade With US

New Zealand’s growing honey trade with the United States is in jeopardy if Australian honey products are allowed into the Kiwi market. Read more

Posted in Australia, NZ, Oceania, North America | Tagged , , | Comments Off

Burning beehive brings brigade

A burning beehive prompted a callout by the Alexandra Fire Brigade yesterday afternoon Beekeeper Russell Poole, of Alexandra, said he was burning a hive infected with the disease foulbrood. Read more

Posted in Australia, NZ, Oceania | Tagged | Comments Off

High sugar levels stopped honey export

Unnaturally high cane sugar levels were behind the New Zealand Food Safety Authority holding a $1 million honey order being exported from Timaru last month. Read more

Posted in Australia, NZ, Oceania | Tagged | Comments Off

Proof is in the science for successful honey firm

It took Chris McElroy four visits and some creative persuasion before British supermarket giant Waitrose agreed to stock his New Zealand Honey Company products. Read more

Posted in Australia, NZ, Oceania, Business | Tagged | Comments Off

Australian bees ‘mummify’ their beetle enemy alive

A species of bee in Australia has found a gruesome way to deal with a parasitic interloper that can damage its hives. Read more

Posted in Australia, NZ, Oceania, Behavior | Tagged | Comments Off

Outbreak of deadly bee mite ‘inevitable’

There is a very good reason why the honey produced by Australia’s bees is considered to be among the world’s cleanest and most delicious. Read more

Posted in Australia, NZ, Oceania, Diseases and pesticides | Tagged , | Comments Off

Australia to Export Propolis to Korea

MR Jing Bang Zou, proprietor of Jim’s Honey in Young, has signed an agreement in the boardroom of Lambing Flat Enterprises with representatives of Korean company, Kim Jeong Moon Aloe Co. Ltd. on Friday morning. Read more

Posted in Asia, Australia, NZ, Oceania, Business | Tagged , | Comments Off

NZ honey bees under new threat

New Zealand honey bees are under new threat from the varroa destructor mite following reports of resistance to treatment in the Auckland area. Read more

Posted in Australia, NZ, Oceania, Diseases and pesticides | Tagged , | Comments Off

Honey company named as NZ’s fastest growing business

A Dunedin-based honey maker has been named as New Zealand’s fastest growing business with revenue growing by nearly 1000% over the past two years. Read more

Posted in Australia, NZ, Oceania, Business | Tagged | Comments Off

Fungus-based product may knock varroa mite for six

Ruakura Plant and Food Research scientist Dr Mark Goodwin developed a metarhizium fungus-based product which is effective against the bee-killing varroa mite. Read more

Posted in Australia, NZ, Oceania, Diseases and pesticides | Tagged , , , | Comments Off