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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Londoners love beekeeping

As this article states, more and more people are getting interested in beekeeping and the members of the British Beekeepers Association are rising in numbers, great news!

Urban beekeeping all the buzz in England
Political Gateway,?FL?- Jun 27, 2006
... James Hamill owns a honey shop in south London, and told the newspaper he has 200 bookings for his beekeeping courses this summer with three-quarters from ...

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