Event postponed until September due to covid restrictions
DATE: Tuesday 28 September
VENUE: Ashburton Armadillos 256 Burnett Street, Ashburton.
MEAL: Order from Menu .https://www.armadillosrestaurantsnz.com/our-menu. please put selection in comments field when you register online.
TIME: 5.00PM Socializing – 6.00PM Meeting – 7.00PM Meal – 7.30PM Hive reports & Socializing.
TOPICS UP FOR DISCUSSION:
1. What does the honey buyer want? Panel of honey buyers discussing what the end buyer is looking for when purchasing honey, so beekeepers can make better informed beekeeping decisions when producing honey. Q & A session
2. Sustainability – is this a determining factor in selling NZ honey?
3. Other streams of revenue available to beekeepers?
a. Doug McIntyre – General Manager, Midlands Apiaries (Honey + Pollination)
b. Dave Hawkey – Factory Manager, Airborne Honey (Honey)
c. Nick Taylor – General Manager, NZ Beeswax (Beeswax)
d. Hayden – (Properlis)
e. Sean Goodwin – Chief Executive, 100% Pure New Zealand Honey (Honey – written report)
f. John Hartnell – Director, Hartnell and Associates (Honey – written report)
Hear how local beehives have fared over the winter, with first inspections under way… updates from commercial and hobbyist beekeepers!
On Behalf of the Canterbury Hub Committee