New Levy Proposal

Proposal to increase the American Foulbrood Apiary and Beekeeper Levy

Consultation on the proposal to increase the apiary and beekeeper levy to improve the control of American foulbrood has now finished.  Feedback is now being collated and reviewed.

Consultation on the levy proposal is now finished

From 23 July to 10 August the Management Agency sought beekeepers’ views on the plan to increase the apiary and beekeeper levy to a maximum of $40 per beekeeper and $50 per apiary.

The additional levies will enable the Management Agency to fully implement the National Pest Management Plan to reduce the level of American foulbrood in New Zealand.

Now that consultation has finished the Management Agency is reviewing all feedback.

Further information on the levy proposal that was consulted on can be found in the documents below:

Levy proposal documents