25 Nov 2019

Honey prices slump as beekeeping market heats up

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:17 pm on 25 November 2019

Beekeepers are facing pressures as prices drop, because more commercial beekeepers are entering the market. Those in the industry say the 'gold rush' for mānuka honey is partly to blame. 

Nelson Beekeepers Club president Ian Henbrey tells Jesse why the market is saturated and why it doesn't mean consumers will get cheaper honey.

Manuka honey (generic)

Photo: 123RF

Get the RNZ app

for easy access to all your favourite programmes

Subscribe to Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

Podcast (MP3) Oggcast (Vorbis)