NZ beekeeping organisations

Organisations representing the beekeeping, bee product, and honey industry of New Zealand.

Apiculture New Zealand (ApiNZ)

ApiNZ is the main industry body for apiculture in New Zealand, representing all sectors of the industry. Its mission is to support and deliver benefit to the New Zealand apiculture industry. It does this by promoting a positive industry profile and business environment and by creating opportunities for members. It advocates on behalf of members on a range of issues affecting the apiculture industry.

In 2016 the National Beekeepers Association (NBA) was restructured and renamed Apiculture New Zealand (ApiNZ) to better meet the needs of its members and the wider industry. This restructuring included a rebranding to reflect its broad membership: NZ beekeepers, NZ honey packers and exporters, the Bee Products Standards Council, and industry-related supply companies.

ApiNZ also manages an agency which administers the National American Foulbrood Pest Management Plan and has a website dedicated to this.

New Zealand Beekeeping Inc 

This organisation represents beekeepers operating hives in New Zealand. 

Industry and MPI Mānuka Honey Science Group

The Industry and MPI Mānuka Honey Science Group is a collaborative science programme focused on continuous improvement of the science supporting the regulatory definition for mānuka honey.  The group ensures that the Government and the New Zealand honey industry work collaboratively and effectively to ensure the science behind the definition remains fit-for-purpose.

UMF Honey Association (UMFHA)

The Unique Mānuka Factor Honey Association (UMFHA) is a New Zealand incorporated society for mānuka honey.

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