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Hi all

Our next discussion day

Our discussion day will be on Fri the 23rd March at Bruce Lowes place 14 Morton Rd Aongatete Tauranga, first drive on right after tennis court, Tauranga at 1.00pm



Peter Luxton Independent Chair of UMFHA and the Manuka Honey Appellation Society, Board member of APINZ and Tony Wright from Comvita, UMFHA Executive and Manuka Honey Research Partnership Director and APINZ board member.


Peter and Tony are involved in the APINZ Manuka Science Definition Focus Group along with UMFHA and NZ Beekeeping, they will get us up to speed on where to from here, should we be worried?


Unfortunately we had a tragedy of a local beekeeping lad dying on a farm accident.

APINZ has partnered with On Farm Safety NZ to produce a Apiculture Health and safety Manuals specially for beekeeping, One of their consultants shall be here to answer any questions and show the manuals, details on www.apinz.org.nz


Hive Tech Ltd won the Roy Patterson Trophy at last year’s conference for their hive trackability systems will be here as they also have a land hazard management tool they are developing, so they will give an update on where they are at and how it may help our management. www.hivetech.nz

Some questions around logbooks have been asked, we will give you the answer.


And the usual beers, barbie and bu--sh-- at the end, bring a gold coin donation.

Come along and have a catch up and hear all the goss.



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A very informative meeting worth the trip even though I'm from outta town. Thanks Dennis for organising it and thanks to Bruce Lowe for hosting it.

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