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Honey and planting trees for bees is a hot topic here in New Zealand. Here are some articles where DownUnder Honey and TreesforBees Plant Nursery feature.
View the presentation Jason prior gave at the Central Regions group of Deer Industry New Zealand. It covers the basics of Trees for Bees and planting trees on farms.
Jason Prior presented at the Manawatu Beekeepers Club (MBC) meeting and gave an overview of the TreesforBees Plant Nursery, what we do and what the nursery has available. Read the presentation here.
Swapping corporate life for a living made off their own land:
When Jason Prior steps out of his front door, he's at work. The bees swirling in the air in his flax-lined front paddock are part of his work crew. They are on the payroll, with their remuneration being pollen from the trees he grows specifically for them.
"The result of the (MPI) science programme is beekeepers cannot sell honey at the current time, most of the export packers have withdrawn from the market- period," said Jason Prior from family-owned honey business Downunder Honey.
Jason Prior presented at the Manawatu-Whanganui Beef + Lamb NZ field day about the current state of the honey industry and opportunities for farmers. Read the presentation here.