AFB Videos


History of AFB

Goal of the AFB eradication programme

Preventing toxic honey

Legal requirements

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

Sterilising equipment

Burning a hive

Laboratory testing for AFB

Summary of AFB in NZ

Bonus video content

Identifying Scale

Collecting samples using an AFB test kit

Brood inspections

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.