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Beekeepers battling for the best hive sites as competition ramps up

July 16 2015
The competition for Manuka Honey is greater than ever. Many forestry companies and farmers are charging beekeepers resulting in competition for beehive sites. According to stuff.com.nz, “Nelson city councilors found out that the Department of Conservation had pumped up its prices from $6 a hive to $15 for standard hives and $50 for those areas… More Beekeepers battling for the best hive sites as competition ramps up