Honey and bee products

New Zealand produces between 15,000 and 20,000 tonnes of honey each year, depending on climatic conditions. Export earnings are more than $340 million a year and continue to grow. MPI helps honey exporters sell their products to almost 40 countries.

Follow the steps to help you export honey and bee products.

Find the Overseas Market Access Requirements (OMARs) for specific countries or markets.

Honey exporter responsibilities

When exporting products from New Zealand, you're responsible for:

  • ensuring your products meet relevant New Zealand standards
  • complying with the destination country's legislation and eligibility requirements
  • reporting non-conformances to MPI – for example, if your products are no longer fit for their intended purpose or are refused entry by the destination country
  • keeping the right records.

Who to contact

If you have questions about exporting honey and bee products, email exporterhelp@mpi.govt.nz


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