Nathan Guy, is the new independent Chair of Apiculture NZ as of July. He will succeed Bruce Wills who has held the role since the Bee industry organisation was established in 2016. The former National MP of 15 years and Minister for Primary Industries comes with extensive government and international networks and brings strong governance, strategy, and business skills to the role. His time as Minister saw him gain specific experience in biosecurity and honey regulations, as well as experience of international markets and consumers. Nathan Guy says bees play a critical role in our agri-sector, contributing over $5billion to New Zealand’s economy, through honey and bee products pollination services.