AFB Photo Gallery

We invite all beekeepers to send in their photos of AFB and the destruction of their hives in order to help educate other beekeepers.  Please send your photos to with a brief description of each shot.  For best results, the photos need to be in high resolution.

Perforated sunken cappings - photo courtesy of AQ
Making a killed AFB positive hive bee proof and preparing it for safe transport to the burning pit, photo courtesy of Chris Crook
Frame with AFB, photo courtesy of Kintail
Close up AFB sign at pupal stage notice larva's skin broke while uncapping and ropiness of larva content, photo courtesy of Kintail
AFB Roping Out photo courtesy of AQ
Burning of AFB infected hive in backyard, photo courtesy of Chris Crook
AFB affected larva at pupal stage, courtesy of Kintail
AFB ropiness test on newly killed AFB affected larva photo courtesy of Chris Crook
Burning AFB infected hive, photo courtesy of John Graham
AFB killed larva at pupal stage AFB, courtesy of Kintail
AFB Quiz
Take the AFB 5 minute quiz

How well do you know what you need to know about AFB and beekeeping? Take our short quiz and find out.

AFB Videos

Our videos cover everything from your legal obligations to how to recognise AFB, collecting cell and bee samples and more.

AFB Symptoms

There’s a lot of good information here, telling you everything you need to know about recognising AFB: the visual symptoms, smell of AFB and more.

AFB Inspection and Diagnosis
Inspection and Diagnosis

Successfully eliminate AFB by telling the difference between symptoms of AFB and other brood diseases in the hive. We tell you the best methods for inspecting your hives.

The Law

New Zealand beekeepers have a number of legal obligations that must be met regarding AFB disease. Read the shortened list in summary, here.

AFB Elimination

Most hives become infected because bees, honey or equipment have been put into a hive from another hive that is infected with AFB. Lower your chances of an  AFB infection by reading this section.

AFB Course Info
AFB Recognition Course Info

Find out when the next AFB Recognition and Competency Courses, or Refresher Courses are available. These are held throughout the year in various New Zealand locations across the South Island and North Island.

The AFB App

Follow the link below to open the App. Once open to save to your device you need to bookmark the URL on your phone so you can find it easily again. Please click here to open.