How do you become an apiarist in NZ?

There are no specific requirements to become a beekeeper as you gain skills on the job. However, many employers prefer to hire beekeepers who have or are working towards a qualification such as the New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture Level 3 or 4 or the New Zealand Apprenticeship in Apiculture (Levels 3 and 4).

How much do bee keepers make NZ?

Beekeepers with no experience usually earn minimum wage. Beekeepers with one to four years’ experience usually earn between $45,000 and $70,000 a year. Beekeepers who manage staff and apiary operations can earn between $65,000 and $120,000.

What qualifications do you need to be a beekeeper?

While a degree is not required to work in this profession, many beekeepers have an undergraduate degree in animal science or a biological field. It is also possible to pursue a graduate-level degree related to beekeeping.

How much does an apiary cost?

The initial cost of beekeeping can be intimidating to new beekeepers. You will need to invest in supplies such as a hive, proper protective clothing, a smoker, and hive tool. As of this writing, a single new hive may cost about $150, clothing and gear may cost about $160, and a package of new bees may run $125 to $150.

How many hives do you need to make a living?

It would take at least 500+ beehives to make a full-time living as a beekeeper. It would take a diversified approach and not just solely relying on honey production. It is recommended to grow slowly to gain experience and to scale properly by implementing strong bee management techniques.

How much can you make off one beehive?

Depending on how many hives you have, you can make a profit. However, it really depends on the season and nectar flow. There are start up costs when getting into beekeeping. After that, you can expect a beekeeping profit per hive of around $600.

Do beekeepers live longer?

Beekeepers live longer than anybody else. Bees have been of human interest for over 5000 years due to the benefits of honey (Association 2005). Ancient Egypt, for example, highly valued the honey and bees.

Is beekeeping profitable NZ?

Beekeeping in New Zealand trends (2016-2021) Furthermore, in contrast to the domestic market, export prices have grown over the period. Overall, industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 2.2% over the five years through 2020-21, to $616.4 million.

Do beekeepers make good money?

The short answer is yes, and beekeeping for profit extends far beyond simply selling your own honey. In fact, there are many ways to make money with beekeeping that most new and for-profit beekeepers aren’t aware of.

Do you need a license to be a beekeeper?

Beekeeping is a seasonal hobby so the time spent on it varies with the seasons. You don’t need a licence to keep bees but Camilla says it is good to belong to a local association to keep you in touch with local expertise, local problems and conditions.

How do I become an immigration adviser in New Zealand?

The approved qualifications for a New Zealand immigration adviser licence are: The Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology’s Graduate Certificate in New Zealand Immigration Advice. The approved entry courses for a New Zealand immigration adviser licence are:

What is DECA and why is it important?

Disease Elimination Conformity Agreement, or DECA, is a formal agreement between you as a beekeeper and the Management Agency. The agreement sets out a ‘code of beekeeping practice’ to ensure that the incidence of AFB in your hives will reduce to zero over a period of time and remain at that level once achieved.

What does an immigration officer do in New Zealand?

Immigration officers control the entry of people from other countries into New Zealand, assessing visa applications from people who wish to visit, study, work or reside in NZ. Source: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, 2018.

What is the Toi Ohomai Graduate Diploma in New Zealand?

From February 2016, the Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology’s Graduate Diploma in New Zealand Immigration Advice will be the only qualification offered to new students. The Graduate Diploma takes one academic year full-time and is also available part-time.