We recently updated the process for keeping bees on public conservation land:
To get a beehive concession for a site which has recently held beehives, apply through our annual tender process.
To get a beehive concession for a site which has never held beehives, or has not recently been used for beehives, apply at any time.
DOC is concerned about the risks to beekeeping sustainability in New Zealand. We are taking the lead by creating a sustainable model for beekeeping – one based on conservation.