We recently updated the process for keeping bees on public conservation land:
To get a beehive concession for a location which has recently held beehives, apply through our annual tender process.
To get a beehive concession for a location on public conservation land which has never hosted beehives, or does not currently host beehives, apply at any time outside the tender process.
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.