That is the basis of the formation of ApiNZ. At the Wanganui conference about 6 plus years ago, A vote was put to members to amalgamate Fed Framers BIG (Bee Industry Group) and NBA. This vote was held and passed and the motion was for Board members of Beekeepers, Packers and Marketers.Why was APINZ set up in the 1st place. I believe it was set up because the minister of Agriculture would not deal with 2 groups representing beekeepers. NBA and FED FARMERS.
Why was APINZ set up in the 1st place. I beleive it was set up because the mimister of Agriculture would not deal with 2 groups representing beekeepers.
Yes. We have put a lot of money, over the years into science project. Trees For Bees have also benefitted from us over the years.
As we are a quite small group with very limited funds we cannot donate particularly large funds.
In our current environment I would regard any donation as 'a lot of money'.Err, which is it Trevor?
Hence my followup question to 'a lot of money'.
Um, I don't believe we are arguing.. or are we?? I am not trying to trash ApiNZ-The cantancerous nature of this thread is a typical example, normal NZ beekeeping politics.
For a number of years. In myself I am more comfortable with getting the big picture. This includes reading the Beekeeper Journal and the Apiarist's Advocate.Thanks for your membership @Maggie James , I did not know you were a member.
Agree. To me total agreeing on everything constitutes autocracy/cutting corners leading to death of an organisation/group/industry/forum. There are so many streams of income in this industry, that were not present 25 years ago. There needs to be adaptability and acceptance as to why people have their opinions. But it needs to be remembered that the basis of this industry is the beekeeper. No beekeepers, not much aligned industry, govt depts, scientists wanting funding etc etcUnity in the big issues is what's important.