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Waikato Beekeepers are taking samples from Hamilton's 1500 hives, in a co-ordinated effort to rid the city of American Foulbrood disease which wipes out bees. Honey Scientist, Dr Mark Goodwin says… Audio, Gallery
Beekeepers are worried Trade Me could be used by unregistered beekeepers to sell beehives, which could unwittingly spread pests and diseases. Audio
New Zealand police have officially joined ranks with beekeepers to tackle beehive crime, as the soaring price of manuka honey leads to more thefts.
Demand for manuka honey has boosted the value of farmland, with many properties doubling price over the past couple of years, a real estate firm says.
A Northland beekeeper who says he had hundreds of hives poisoned and others stolen has accused police of failing to take action.
A Northland beekeeper is still waiting for test results after losing 400 hives to suspected poisoning.