History of AFB
Goal of the AFB eradication programme
Preventing toxic honey
Please note COI forms are sent to the Management Agency (not AsureQuality). Any AFB queries or notifications of AFB should be reported to an Operations Manager at The Management Agency phone 0800 232 767 (not an Apiculture Officer at AsureQuality).
How AFB can spread
Inspecting a hive for AFB
How to recognise AFB
The ropiness test
Collecting cell and bee samples
Burning a hive
Laboratory testing for AFB
Summary of AFB in NZ
Bonus video content
Collecting samples using an AFB test kit
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Our videos cover everything from your legal obligations to how to recognise AFB, collecting cell and bee samples and more.
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.
New Zealand beekeepers have a number of legal obligations that must be met regarding AFB disease. Read the shortened list in summary, here.
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.
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.