NZ beekeeping organisations

Find information for honey industry groups that MPI works with. They are listed in alphabetical order.

Apiculture New Zealand (ApiNZ)

ApiNZ represents all sectors in the honey and bee products industry. It creates opportunities for and advocates on behalf of members on industry issues.


ApiNZ also manages an agency which administers the National American Foulbrood Pest Management Plan.

The Management Agency National American Foulbrood Pest Management Plan

Mānuka Charitable Trust

The Mānuka Charitable Trust was established in February 2020, with support from the government and funding through the Provincial Growth Fund. Its role is to act as kaitiaki for the taonga that is Leptospermum scoparium, and the name Mānuka Honey.

The trust takes over this role from the Mānuka Honey Appellation Society, which started in April 2016 to protect and preserve the name Mānuka Honey as an international certification trademark for genuine honey produced in Aotearoa New Zealand. This acknowledges the interests of Māori and iwi in the term Mānuka Honey and is consistent with the principles and obligations contained within the Treaty of Waitangi.

New Zealand Beekeeping Incorporated

This organisation represents beekeepers operating hives in New Zealand.

New Zealand Beekeeping Incorporated

Southern North Island Beekeeping Group Inc.

The Southern North Island Beekeeping Group aims to educate, and cultivate beekeeping in the lower half of the North Island.

Southern North Island Beekeeping Group Inc.

Unique Mānuka Factor (UMF) Honey Association

The UMF Honey Association oversees all use of the UMF quality trademark, and supports licensees and consumers through a number of programmes and activities.

UMF Honey Association

Who to contact

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