National
Conference 2017

BEEING PREPARED: Business:
Knowledge: Risk

Sunday 9th July

 

7.30am

Registrations

Tea and coffee

MC: John McLean

8.30am

Opening Ceremony with

Maori Welcome

Prime Minister of NZ, or his nominee

Steve Chadwick, Rotorua Mayor

9.00am

Kim Poynter, Conference Steering Committee

Industry Good Stands

9.05am

John Kippenberger, CE Manuka Health

Premium Sponsor address

9.10am

David Pattemore
Plant and Food

Future Threats and Opportunities for Pollinators and Pollination in
NZ

9.25am

Dr Mark Goodwin
Plant and Food

The NZ Perspective on Varroa

9.40am

Randy Oliver
Key Note Speaker

The Times they are a Changin’

 

10.15am

Morning Tea

10.40am

Yves Le Conte

Key Note Speaker

Language Within the Hive

11.10am

John Mackay

Nature diagnostics & research Ltd.

NZ Honey Bee Viruses

11.25am

11.40am

Science Abstract

Science Abstract

Science Abstract

Science Abstract

11.55am

Bronwyn Muir, CEO On-Farm Safety

Health and Safety “Snapshot”

12.00 noon

Lunch

1.00pm

Workshops

See Afternoon Workshop Programme

2.30pm

Afternoon tea

3.00pm

Workshops

See Afternoon Workshop Programme

5.00pm

Cash Bar Open in Grand Hall and hot chips

All delegates & exhibitors welcome

6pm to 8.00pm

Roast Dinner buffet

At Millenium Hotel

Monday 10th July 2017

7.30am

Registrations

Tea and coffee

MC: Karin Kos

8.15am

Karin Kos, CEO ApiNZ

CEO Aims, Achievements and Challenges

8.30am

Randy Oliver

Key Note Address

A New Era in Varroa Management

9.30am

MPI – Bryan Wilson, Deputy Director-General Regulation and Assurance

Mānuka honey science definition

9.45 am

Simon Williams
University Sunshine Coast

Australian Leptospermum, the Growing Story

10.00am

10.30am

MPI – Rachelle Linwood, Director Market Access

International Audits, the Chinese Experience, – Market Access, OMAR
NZ Honey in the international market

10.45am

To be advised

The $10 million question

11.15am

Yves Le Conte

Key Note Speaker

Overview of International COLOSS

11.25am

Dr Pike Brown

Land Care Research

Colony Loss and bee health survey results

11.45am

Richard Toft

Entecol Ltd

Wasp control update

11.55am

Bruce Wills

Un-Sung Hero Award Presentation

12.00 noon

Lunch

Photo Competition Awards Presentation

Presented by Stuart Ecroyd and Mary-Ann Lindsay

1.00pm

Workshops

See Afternoon Workshop Programme

2.30pm

Afternoon Tea

To be served in the Grand Hall

Poster and project presentation in the Grand Hall.

3.00pm

Workshops

See Afternoon Workshop Programme

5.00 to 6.30pm

Cash Bar Open
Swarm In, to be held in Trade Buzz Arena

 All delegates are encouraged to attend

5pm

Specialty meetings

Honey Packers and Exporters Association

Betta Bees AGM

 

Tuesday 11th July 2017

7.30am

Registrations

Tea and coffee

MC: Dave Wrathall

8.30am

MC

House Keeping

8.35 am

Yves Le Conte

Key Note Speaker

Ecology of Varroa destructor –

Interactions between the varroa mite, its environment and the honey
bee host.

8.55am

Rob McGowan

Dept. Conservation

Bio diversity and a healthy environment for bees

9.05am

Catherine Beard
Dept. Conservation

Arna Litchfield
Dept. Conservation

DOC Science Update.

Application process for beekeeper concession

9.15am

Marieke Soeter

EPA

Bee Risk Assessment. How EPA
assesses new chemicals

Environmental Protection Authority and

Pollinator Risk Assessment

9.30am

Dr Rebecca Martin

Senior Advisor, Conservation. MPI

Myrtle Rust and the potential impact on the honey industry

9.45am

Iain McLeod,

International Trade Specialist

Bank of New Zealand

International Trade: Markets, trends and challenges.

10.00am

Morning Tea

10.30am

Randy Oliver

Key Note Speaker

Pesticide and Neonic Facts

11.00am

Mary- Anne Thomason

Kintail Honey Ltd

The Practicalities of Traceability – hive to the honey house and how
that affects the business based on experience using a paper based process

11.10am

Professor Peter Dearden

University of Otago

Topic to be advised. Bee
Genetics

11.25am

Alistair Binney

Ecrotek Ltd

Snap shot – The management of diseased or plastic hive components

11.30am

Jason Ward

Beekeeper & H&S Specialist

The practical implementation of Health and Safety in your beekeeping

11.50am

Tony Wright, Chair of the ApiNZ Standards,

Compliance and Regulation, focus group

Did you Know? – Honey testing and Residues (Miticides and AFB shelf testing)

12.00 noon

Lunch

Honey Competition Award
Presentations by Maureen Conquer

1.00pm

Workshops

See Afternoon Workshop Programme

2.30pm

Afternoon Tea

3.00pm

Workshops

See Afternoon Workshop Programme

6.30pm

Pre-Dinner drinks cash bar available in Grand Hall from 6pm

 All gala dinner attendees welcome

7.00pm

Gala Dinner with doors open at 7pm

Supreme Awards

Auction

Theme – Birds and Bees

Charity auction and major award presentations

 

 

 

Afternoon Workshop Program

Sunday, 9th July 2017

 

Location:

Main Plenary

Large Upstairs x 1

Large Upstairs x 2

Unison 3 ApiNZ Theatre

1pm-2.30pm

Practical Beekeeping

With Paul Badger and Kim Kneijber

Reading the Combs: Understanding bee biology over the course of a
season.

With Randy Oliver.

Managing your finance and business.

Building Value

Legal issues in a sale or purchase

Facilitated by:

Jonathan Aquilina

Keith Richards, KPMG

Russell Marsh, ApiNZ

(Continues after afternoon tea)

Cooking with Honey

With Maureen Conquer

2.30- 3pm

Afternoon tea

3pm – 4.30pm

Practical Beekeeping

Continued.

Honey Testing with Karyne Rogers

Apiary operational management and costings

Managing a price shock

Q and A

Honey types, creaming and extracting – the rules for selling
or giving away honey. With John Hartnell and Allen McCaw

 

Afternoon Workshop Program

Monday, 10th July 2017

 

Location

Main Plenary

Large Upstairs x 1

Large Upstairs x 2

Unison 3 ApiNZ Theatre

1pm-2.30pm

Ethics and hive placement and

Code of Conduct

Intro to discussion by Karin Kos, CEO ApiNZ

Facilitator – Pam Flack

Varroa Population Dynamics and Managing Varroa after the Synthetic
Miticides fail.

With Randy Oliver

Science discussion. Presentation of current research projects.

Chair: Barry Foster

Technology and Business Soap box

Applications being sort now.

Chair: TBA

NB: Presenters to be listed in program

2.30-3pm

Afternoon Tea

To be served in the Grand Hall

Poster and project presentation in the Grand Hall.

3pm – 4.30

Ethics and Hive placement Continued

Practical Demonstration– loading trucks, crane use, tie downs.

Weather Permitting

 

Science discussion Continued

Chair: Oksana Borowik

Apiculture Health and Safety program

Bronwyn Muir CEO

OnFarm Safety

 

Afternoon Workshop Program

Tuesday, 11th July 2017

 

Location

Main Plenary

Large Upstairs x 1

Large Upstairs x 2

Unison 3 ApiNZ Theatre

1pm – 2.30pm

Maori land and Relationships

Facilitator: Stuart Fraser

Management of Giant Willow Aphid – Update and Information 2017

With John McLean, Stephanie Sopow & Trevor Jones

Preparation of hives for pollination With Dennis Crowley

AFB Refresher

With Paul Badger

2.30 – 3pm

Afternoon tea

3pm – 4.30pm

The Power of Pollen Profiles

With Linda Newstrom-Lloyd

Natural Selection and Breeding for Varroa Resistance
With Randy Oliver.

Followed by a panel discussion with Question and answers from the
floor with Randy Oliver, Yves Le Conte and Peter Dearden

Honey Testing With Dr Karyne Rogers

Mead making

With John and Denise Ingle