Friday, July 14, 2006

New Zealand opens up for competition

According to this article, New Zealand will now accept honey from other countries when they have been through either a heating or radiation process. Nedless to say the NBA (National Beekeepers' Association) isn't too happy about this.
In my opnion competition is a good thing, but I can understand if some people are worried about  new threats like the
varroa mite.

50-year import ban on Australian honey lifted
New Zealand Herald, New Zealand - Jul 11, 2006
... The National Beekeepers' Association (NBA) has previously warned that cheap imported honey will threaten the viability of beekeeping and pollinating export ...

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