Posts tagged "Beekeeping"

Young Waikato beekeeper wins study grant

[10 April/Rural News] Ariel Kururangi, a 19 year old Beekeeper is the first-ever recipient of the Apiculture New Zealand (ApiNZ) Ron Mossop Youth Scholarship. The programme was established to help encourage young New Zealanders to do training which supports best practice beekeeping. Miss Kururangi intends to use the funds towards the New Zealand Apprenticeship in...

1080 blackmailer Jeremy Kerr’s plans for beekeeping business

[31 March/Stuff NZ] Jeremy Kerr, who attempted to blackmail the Government into banning 1080 to boost sales of his own poison has been developing and preparing to operate a beekeeping business with another person whilst in prison. In November 2014, Mr Kerr sent letters to Fonterra and Federated Farmers threatening to release 1080 into baby formula,...

130,000 bees go under the microscope

[11 March/Rural News] Sampling has been completed for Biosecurity New Zealand’s Bee Pathogen Programme which involved more than 60 beekeepers and took two and a half years to complete. The study is the largest and most detailed one ever undertaken in New Zealand, involving hives being tested every six months. Dr Richard Hall, Senior Scientist...