New Commemorative Stamps in New Zealand: Honey Bees

New Zealand Post announced a new commemorative stamps issue dedicated to honey bees.

The honey bee plays a very important role in New Zealand’s main industry, and is responsible for much more than just honey production.  New Zealand’s economy is more dependent on pollination from the honey bee than any other nation on Earth. About one third of the food is pollinated by bees, and many of the crops would not be viable without the bee pollination.

The set to be issued contains the following five gummed stamps:

70c: Collecting the nectar


$1.40 – Returning to the hive


$1.90 – In the hive


$2.40 – Harvesting the honey


$2.90 – Ready to eat



The stamps are now available for pre-order and will be available starting from July 3rd.

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