New Zealand's beekeepers have slammed proposals to import honey from West Australia for sale on the local market. If the government-to-government request for import clearance is successful, New Zealanders could be eating West Australian honey by the middle of next year.   Peter Lyttle, president of the Canterbury Beekeepers Association, is adamant, however, that because "the only reason anyone would bring it in was that it was cheaper than buying New Zealand honey […] it would be bad for beekeepers and the only people that would make money out of it would be supermarket chains".