Official website of the New Zealand Farm Forestry Association

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Trees for Bees

Many farm forestry tree species provide nectar and pollen for bees to produce honey. This may be an additional benefit from other uses like timber production, shelter, soil conservation or riparian plantings.

Trees on Farms Videos


Tree Grower articles




Other Sources of information

  • The Manuka & Kanuka Plantation Guide (2017)
  • Planting Promising Trees to Nourish Honey Bees
    Trees for Bees New Zealand has recently shared the video footage of the Second Eastwoodhill Trees for Bees 2014 Conference. A four hour online resource, it is full of information on bees and beekeeping in New Zealand, research at Eastwoodhill on high-protein pollen sources plus many presentations on how planting choices can help improve the health of bees. Click here for video footage from the Second Eastwoodhill Tree for Bees Conference 2014.
  • Trees for Bees
    See the Trees for Bees website for on-line resources


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