Current Emergency

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Bees

The industry expects to be disrupted for months. Apiarists depend on far-flung hives on farms and high country,

Apiarists depend on far-flung hives on farms and high country. These are hard to access with many public roads and farm tracks out of action. Many toppled hives had to be righted. One honey extraction shed was red-stickered. Apiarists were eligible for primary sector recovery support from MPI and the Rural Support Trusts.