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Hey beeks. I just wanted to start an open discussion regarding the current situation with Covid-19 and the effects its having on the beekeeping industry in NZ. Any thoughts/info on the topic, please share. E.g: Is the industry safe..? Are our jobs as commercial beekeepers secure..?
As an industry I feel we often do things that are somewhat shortsighted and definitely not in the interests of the New Zealand Honey industry or New Zealand INC. We struggle to be united on what is good for the industry and the future of NZ Manuka. The protection of the name 'Manuka' is paramount. We must at least unite on this? It has to be a little alarming when you read articles such as this? Inside the trans-Tasman battle for manuka honey Is it Aussie or Kiwi? That's the sticky question. Feature 25 Mar 2019, 2:23 pm
A number of my friends and colleagues are aware that I started beekeeping a year ago. They are also aware that Manuka honey sells for a fair price. It seems like every week someone says to me “hey we’ve got Manuka near us, I’m thinking of getting some bees and selling Manuka honey, how would I do that”. While I don’t like bursting bubbles, I find myself outlying the typical things, like... you can’t fence in or out bees, bees might just prefer to go to plants other than Manuka, commercial kitchen requirement etc. Is this just an occupational hazard that comes with being a