Sweet result as MPI returns to annual audits after imposing six-monthly process on facilities.
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The mānuka honey industry lost its government-backed bid to trademark the term “Mānuka Honey” in New Zealand in May.
NZ laws are ill-equipped for protecting Māori taonga and mātauranga.
Sector will stand together and battle on, it says after trademark loss.
New blow to bid for exclusive use of name – this time from within NZ itself.
Starvation and varroa mites beset hives out of reach in back country.
Yield has been hit hard by weather events in December, January and February.
Following a statutory demand and liquidation application, the shareholder placed the company into liquidation.
At the top end it can fetch $3700 a jar, but ‘gold rush’ has also led to oversupply.
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Comvita has been following a transformation strategy for more than two years after making losses.
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Former MP Nathan Guy will take over as independent chair of Apiculture NZ in July 2022, taking over from Bruce Wills who has held the role since the industry organisation was established in 2016.
MORE than two decades after it arrived in New Zealand, varroa mite is being reported as the main reason behind a significant jump in beehive colony losses.
New Zealand honey producers are remaining steadfast in their intention to maintain control over the term mānuka honey, as they lodge an appeal against a ruling made by the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office.
A handbook offering practical guidance on how to plant strategically to feed bees is now available free to New Zealand farmers.
The mānuka honey sector has responded with shock and dismay at a ruling by the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office, which rejected New Zealand’s exclusive trademark claim to the words “mānuka honey”.
A poor summer and continuous overstocking of beehives in some areas have contributed to a slide in honey production for the 2020-21 season, while honey exports leapt sharply from previous years.