Friday 13 July 2018
Sustainability and Traceability key themes for Apiculture New Zealand Conference,
Sunday 22 to Tuesday 24 July, Blenheim
Beekeepers, packers, processors, and affiliated businesses from the apiculture industry are gearing up for the
Apiculture New Zealand National Conference and Trade Exhibition, opening next Sunday, 22 July in Blenheim.
The three-day conference is filled with presentations and workshops from apiculture experts all over New Zealand and the
world. International keynote speakers include Sue Cobey, David Mendes, and Alisha Taff, who are all travelling from the
United States to speak to Kiwi delegates. Find their bios, along with the list of local speakers here
The Mayor of Marlborough, John Legget, will open the conference, alongside Apiculture New Zealand Chairman, Bruce Wills
on Sunday 22 July. The Minister of Agriculture & Biosecurity, Hon Damien O’Connor, will address Conference on Monday 23 July at 8:30 am.
A wide range of topics and workshops are included in this year’s line up covering traceability from hive to the honey
jar, challenges of bee breeding, bee nutrition, to organic beekeeping and how New Zealand honey is presented on the
global stage. There will also be presentations from the Ministry of Primary Industries including a government
perspective on honey in New Zealand and overseas. Pest and disease management and a strong science programme will also
feature at conference.
You can view the full conference programme here