Apiculture NZ National Honey Competition

The Apiculture NZ National Honey Competition is sponsored by Kiwi Labels.


If you’ve entered previous national honey competitions, you’ll notice refinements in the schedule of classes which we introduced last year (now classes A – K) plus some amendments to the rules and the entry fee.  As well as the three new classes introduced last year – Monofloral Manuka Honey, Honeydew Honey and Product Packaging we have added a Bee Club/Association or Hub Open Class entry.


We are endeavouring to raise the calibre of the competition awards to make them more elite and therefore more meaningful commercially.


Our judges are world-class and will use internationally recognised scales of points to judge your honeys.  Trophies, medals and certificates are awarded to winners, as well as a number of specially designed stickers indicating the gold, silver or bronze-winning status of the honey.  Winners can negotiate with Kiwi Labels to print further batches of these stickers or have them incorporated into their current label designs.


The Supreme winner- the highest scoring Exhibitor calculated by using the sum of the top three scores of an individual exhibitor in classes A-F, will receive their trophy at the Gala Dinner.  All winners will have their products displayed at the conference and published on the ApiNZ App.


All conference attendees will have the chance to taste honey competition entries at a tasting event following judging.


Schedule of Classes and Entry Criteria

National Honey Competition Rules

National Honey Competition Entry Form