Story: Beekeeping

Hive inspection

Hive inspection

In 1991 the National Beekeepers Association assumed responsibility for contacting agencies to inspect for and control disease. About 10% of apiaries are inspected each year, especially for American foulbrood disease, and now for varroa bee mite. The Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry has a role in border protection and export certification.

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Allan Gillingham, 'Beekeeping - Diseases and their control', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 November 2023)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008