AFB Refresher Courses (no test)

If you wish to take a 90 minute AFB refresher course (with no test), please register for the following locations.  This course is $30 per person.  Please submit your form and make your immediate payment to secure your place.  If there is not a refresher available in your region, you would be welcome to attend the full course (but not sit the test) and treat that as a refresher.  A list of full courses can be found here.

If you have any queries relating to these courses please contact Janette Gwilliam at


Tauranga – Saturday 2 February – Macys Motor Inn 11th Avenue & Edgecumbe Road – 9am

Lower Hutt – Saturday 2 March  – Hardwick Smith Lounge, Belmont – Lower Hutt – 10am

Whangarei – Thursday 28 March – ASB Stadium – Kensington Park – 97 Western Hills Drive – 6:30pm

Hamilton – Saturday 1 June – Anglesea Motel & Conference Centre – 36 Liverpool Street – Hamilton 10am

Hamilton – Saturday 1 June – Anglesea Motel & Conference Centre – 36 Liverpool Street – Hamilton 1pm

Whangarei – Thursday 4 July – ASB Stadium – Kensington Park – 97 Western Hills Drive – 6:30pm

Kaitaia – Saturday 3 August – Christian Fellowship Pukepoto Road – 9am

Wanganui – Wednesday 7 August – Mosston School Hall, Mosston Road – 7:30pm

Dunedin – Saturday 24 August – venue TBC – 9:00am

AFB Refresher Course

By pressing submit you agree to have paid the required refresher fee of $30.

Please use the course location and your name as a reference and make your payment to:
AFB PMP Management Board
ANZ Bank

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

This is currently under development and all registered beekeepers will be notified when it is available.