[5 December/ Radio NZ]

Apiculture New Zealand Chief Executive, Karin Kos said this year’s honey production season was shaping up to be one of the best in years, primarily due to the warmer weather. Ms Kos explained that it was a complete turnaround from last year’s poor season where Comvita’s profits halved to just under $10 million. Ms Kos added that there were regional variations, with beekeepers in the South Island being the most optimistic. Ms Kos noted that things could still turn if conditions became too dry in the coming months.