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UMF honey protection to tighten up in China

The protection of New Zealand’s lucrative UMF Honey exports to China has moved a step closer, with the signing this week of a memorandum of understanding between The Jiangsu Entry and Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau of the People’s Republic … Continue reading

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Another bee disease confirmed nationally

Beekeepers are resigned to having to manage another bee disease: hive testing has revealed the presence of Nosema ceranae in both the North and South islands. Read more

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Modifying mites ‘not the answer’

Genetically engineering varroa mites to self destruct is no solution for New Zealand beekeepers, says the Soil and Health Association Read more

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Beekeepers to discuss authenticating honey in New Zealand

Beekeepers will discuss the latest developments in authenticating honey and other bee products at their national conference in Nelson this week. Read more

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Varroa bee mite found further south in New Zealand

The varroa bee mite has spread further south, with reports of infected hives in Queenstown and Central Otago. Read more

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New Zealand’s biosecurity questioned

Vegetable growers say the latest decision by biosecurity officials to give up trying to eradicate a pest incursion raises questions about the viability of the existing system of keeping unwanted pest and diseases out of New Zealand. Read more

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‘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

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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

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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

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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

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