Veteran Beekeeper John Berry talks about "cut throat" beekeeping in New Zealand

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A veteran beekeeper has barely made enough profit as he watches prices of New Zealand honey continue to plummet.

John Berry, a third generation Hawke's Bay apiarist, with more than 50 years experience with bees, has had an “OK” season, but is doubtful he’ll make a profit this year from clover or bush honey.

“Nowadays, beekeeping is just so cut-throat. Most of the new corporate beekeepers have already gone into places where there were already bees and beekeepers. There’s no love lost between anybody.”