In 1991 the National Beekeepers Association assumed responsibility for contacting agencies to inspect for and control disease. About 10% of apiaries are inspected each year, especially for American foulbrood disease, and now for varroa bee mite. The Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry has a role in border protection and export certification.
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Wellington Beekeepers' Association
Photograph by Frank Lindsay
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