MPI boosts honey sector with $309,000 for industry overhaul

MPI boosts honey sector with $309,000 for industry overhaul
Any honey industry levy is likely to be charged on exports. (Image: Hunter Reilly)
Greg Hurrell
The honey industry is getting a shot in the arm with $309,000 from the government as it moves to strengthen the way it is governed and funded. The honey sector is also contributing $181,000 with most of that coming from the Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association (UMFHA), a voluntary organisation that sets quality standards for its members.Unlike other primary producing sectors, honey doesn’t have an industry body with the ability to levy fees. The closest thing it has is Apiculture NZ (Apinz), a voluntary organisation that covers eve...

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