19th May 2022 Apiculture NZ / Honey
Building a better future for bees is the focus of this year’s World Bee Day on Friday 20 May, says Apiculture New Zealand.
Comvita has reported an unaudited EBITDA of $23.9m – around 93% of FY21 full year actuals – in a market update on its performance for the 10 months to the end of April.
Apiculture New Zealand has successfully secured funding from the Ministry for Primary Industries’ Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures fund, for a two-year project that will help identify how sector can achieve sustainable growth.
Manuka honey manufacturer Wilderness Valley was the People’s Choice winner at the Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2021 south and east region.
Biosecurity New Zealand’s annual Winter Colony Loss survey shows 13.6% of hives were lost in 2021, up 2.3% on the previous year because of growth in varroa mite and related complications.
Me Today Group has called a special meeting for Friday 18 March to seek approval from shareholders for a $6m placement of additional share capital.
The company says it wants to consolidate ownership of the mānuka honey sector to generate operating leverage and drive “higher category standards”.
The investor expands its new mānuka honey platform with the addition of a second business.
New Zealand’s honey sector is appealing a UK Intellectual Property Office decision that declined a manuka honey trademark application.
New Zealand’s national honey production in the 2020-21 season was down 24% on the previous season to 20,500 tonnes, according to the Ministry for Primary Industries.
The healthcare and wellness company turns to shareholders to stump up funds because of “cashflow pressure” following its King Honey acquisition.
Mānuka honey company Comvita said it recorded record sales in line with its forecasts for November’s Singles Day or 11:11 – the world’s biggest shopping event and key event in its focus growth market of China.
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Comvita has reported its first quarter EBITDA improved by 10.6% compared with Q1 last year.
New research that has found how mānuka flowers create the Unique Mānuka Factor in honey could help New Zealand producers.
The healthcare and wellness company says sales of King Honey product will be “considerably less” than expected.
Comvita has released its annual report and its full of insight about how the company sees its operations and markets, including an extensive Q&A with board chair Brett Hewlett and chief executive David Banfield.
Developing a skincare brand means the honey company can promote the benefits of both mānuka and propolis to raise awareness in the US.
Manuka honey supplier Comvita says it will acquire up to 350,000 of its shares, which are currently trading at about $3.65.
A turnaround is taking hold at the honey company, which is focussed on growth in the world’s two biggest honey markets, China and the US.
Honey exports are on track to rise 13% to $480m in 2020-21 according to MPI’s latest Situation and Outlook for Primary Industries.
Timaru-based Jarved Allan of 100% Pure New Zealand Honey took home the supreme award at Apiculture New Zealand’s National Honey Competition.
It’s back to basics for the honey company, which the CEO says had become overly complex and ‘disconnected from consumers’.
Me Today shareholders have approved the $36m purchase of King Honey with an overwhelming 99.99% vote in favour.
New Zealand honey company Manawa Honey has won the grand prize at the 10th Black Jar Contest.
Me Today announces opening of a $3.75m offer to retail investors as part of its plan to raise up to $15.75m to part-fun its $36m purchase of King Honey.
Manuka honey company Comvita’s in-house honey testing laboratory has been awarded accreditation under the International Accreditation New Zealand Laboratory Accreditation Programme.
Me Today’s proposed $15.75m capital raise which will part fund its $36m purchase of King Honey from Sky co-founder Terry Jarvis has won support from wholesale investors.
Healthcare company Me Today has expanded its existing lifestyle, health and wellness businesses with the $36m purchase of manuka honey producer King Honey from Sky TV co-founder Terry Jarvis.
The 2021 Apiculture New Zealand Conference will see hundreds of beekeepers and others from the industry gather in Rotorua next month after the event was scuppered by Covid-19 last year.
Eight senior staffers have accessed Comvita’s new share purchase and loan scheme which has seen the company grant loans totalling $2.28m .
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Manuka honey company Comvita has revised its earnings forecast up on the back of strong growth in China and the US.
Winter loss rates of bee colonies in New Zealand has continued to rise, with deaths increasing for the sixth year in a row.
Researchers have observed myrtle rust infection on mānuka seed capsules.
Manuka honey business Egmont Honey is launching a new health supplement range in Australia with major retailer Coles.
Scientists from Plant & Food Research have demonstrated the concept of designing mixed species native plantings to optimise bee and non-bee crop pollinators.
The honey company took “radical” steps to recover from a $13m interim loss.
Ongoing strong demand and expansion into new markets could see another successful year for NZ honey exports.
Mānuka honey company Comvita says it reported strong sales in the online shopping event.
Comvita has reported “strong” results in its first quarter, posting double-digit revenue growth.
A new study into mānuka leaves could help maximise the production of high-grade honey.