Story: Beekeeping

Packages of bees for export

Packages of bees for export

Russell Berry is surrounded by tubes containing bees for export. Each tube contains about 9,000 individuals, including a queen. The trade began in the late 1960s with exports of queen bees to Canada, and now queen bees and packages of queen, worker and drone bees are sent around the world.

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New Zealand Herald
Reference: 14 April 2000
Photograph by Derek Flynn

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Allan Gillingham, 'Beekeeping - Products', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 June 2024)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008