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To join the NBA please download an NBA subscription form and either e-mail it to the Executive Secretary or post to:
National Beekeepers Association of New Zealand Inc.
P O Box 10792
Alternatively, you can fax your membership form back to +64 4 499 0876.
Subscriptions to the NBA run on a calendar year 1 January to 31 December.
Join the NATIONAL BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION now and Bee part of the SUCCESS STORY!
We are very pleased to report that the NBA membership numbers continue to grow. That’s a great success of which we are very proud because it means we must be doing it right for beekeepers! We now have over 600 members.
But we can’t get complacent. We, as the biggest association representing beekeepers in NZ, need to keep on working hard to make sure we continue to deliver real value to our members. Non - members please consider becoming a member. Members, please renew your subscription, enjoy the comradeship and continue receiving the great commercial benefits.
The categories are the same as those notified in the October & November Journal. If you are in either of levels 2, 3, 4, 5, or Mega category you will notice a 'REVISED FEE STRUCTURE’ on these subscriptions. We have realised that some members felt concerned the subs for larger hive holding groups were too high. The revised fees offered for this coming year, as well as a proposed refinement of the 2014 subscription to be presented at the 2013 AGM, hopefully will address those concerns.
If you have already paid your 2013 subscription and would like to amend your category please forward a revised form with your changes to the Secretary.
As well as attracting more and more members, we’re delighted to announce some of our other successes.
First up, from our efforts to pursue better controls for the safety of our bees, is the announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has agreed to re-assess its decision to approve Movento insecticide which is being used in the kiwifruit orchards. The NBA continues to monitor EPA applications to ensure bee health and safety.
An ongoing success has been our work to raise the profile of bees and beekeeping in NZ and never has the media, or the public, been so interested and aware of bees and beekeeping. We have succeeded in turning the importance of maintaining the good health of our Bees into a national talking point. And of course when that happens, the politicians suddenly take a bit more of an interest in us beekeepers.
As well as financially supporting the Trees for Bees project in 2012, the NBA has been working in the Gisborne area on some major tree planting projects, including setting up demonstration farms and on a project at the Eastwood Hill Arboretum to identify new bee forage species.
Our signature on the MOU document for GIA allows NBA members to be included in the value proposition discussion and be given the opportunity to vote on the outcome.
Just look at the price and integrity of our NZ honey now, compared with a few years
ago, mainly due to the NBA activities of keeping out imports of honey and bee
But, what about the future? How do we keep on delivering value to you?
Well we have a plan, a work plan which is all about .....
PROTECTING and PROMOTING Beekeeping in New Zealand for the benefit of our
We'll focus on four areas:
Protecting the health of our bees.
Leading the industry and speaking strongly on behalf of members when required.
Actively promoting bees and beekeeping in New Zealand.
Building a stronger NBA, and particularly the Branches.
And these key projects:
Promoting policies to keep new bee diseases out of New Zealand.
Creating proper biosecurity response plans in case of emergencies.
Combating varroa resistance to miticides.
Raising our profile with government and the industries that rely on us.
Turning Bee Week into a major national Save our Bees campaign.
Continuing to grow the membership.
Reviewing the NBA membership subscription structure - with a view to lowering commercial beekeepers subscriptions.
Making the NBA an organisation that creates profit and harmony for its members.
To build in the next three years:
An industry that is well-prepared for any incursions or biosecurity issues.
A powerful Association that represents the majority of beekeepers in NZ.
A government attitude that prioritises bee health as part of agriculture & trade policy.
environment in which commercial beekeepers prosper and
.......... last but not least, that
Hobbyists are given the correct environment in which to enjoy their beekeeping.
You can see what we’re trying to achieve.
You can see some of the key projects we’re going to tackle......
It won’t be easy......
It will take time and effort.......
And maybe we won’t achieve everything on the list. ......
But we’ll give it a darn good try.
We need your continued funding to ensure that we can effectively represent you, our members. We do note however that there are some commercial members who have joined at a minimum level and although we appreciate your membership, we do ask that in light of the revised fees offered that you do consider to choose a level more appropriate to your commercial holding.
To encourage this we will allocate 20% of subscriptions towards beekeeping related research. This way everyone will be contributing and we will continue to ask for your ideas on how best to utilise these funds for research purposes. As an NBA member you will reap the rewards.
Think of the effect on your business of these few major things we have done for you in the past. To date we've stopped imports of honey that could potentially contain new bee diseases, we've been instrumental in slowing the spread of varroa throughout New Zealand and we've consistently opposed the release of GE crops into our environment. Think of the positive benefits the NBA has helped generate for you over the past few years.
Join now and facilitate beekeeping prosperity in the future.
We WILL deliver value for your subscription dollar
Please remember that while joining the NBA is voluntary, once you have decided to join you are expected to join at the correct rate. If you are having a problem paying your subscription in one payment you can pay in installments. Please do not hesitate to contact us so we can make confidential arrangements.
We thank you for your continued support and look forward to working with you all to grow our beekeeping industry in 2013.
Categories for 2013
|Total Hives||GST Incl.|
|Commercial Level 1||251-400||$590.00|
|Commercial Level 2||401-800||$920.00|
|Commercial Level 3||801-1200||$1150.00|
|Commercial Level 4||1201-1500||$1265.00|
|Commercial Level 5||1501-3000||$2300.00|
|NZ Beekeeping Clubs - 1-10 members incl. 1 Journal. Please request Clubs subs form||$207.00|
|NZ Beekeeping Clubs - 11+ members. Base rate plus $5 per club member incl. 2 journals. Please request form.||$279.00|
|Subscriber to The New Zealand Beekeeper Journal only - New Zealand||$140.00|
|Subscriber to The New Zealand Beekeeper Journal only - Australia||$165.00|
|Subscriber to The New Zealand Beekeeper Journal only - Rest of the world||$176.00|
All overseas transactions/payments must include an extra $25 for recovery of bank fees (International T/T Fee).