You can fill out and submit the following forms online:
If you are new to beekeeping you must become registered. The quickest way to register as a new beekeeper is via HiveHub using the New Beekeeper option.
There is no charge to register yourself as a beekeeper however all registered beekeepers are required to pay an annual AFB levy. You will be invoiced for this directly in early April.
If you wish to amend your existing apiary information, this is best done via HiveHub
Complete this form if you are transferring your apiary site to another beekeeper
Complete this form if you wish to cancel your beekeeper registration.
Complete this form if you need to cancel multiple apiary sites
If you have AFB you MUST complete this form
You can apply for a DECA from your Hivehub homepage. The ‘Apply for DECA’ button is enabled when you have been a registered beekeeper for a minimum of 12 months. Alternatively you can apply for your DECA by printing and completing this form and posting to the address detailed at the top of the first page, or you can scan and email your completed form to [email protected]
This form can also be downloaded and typed on, saved and then emailed.
For a graphical explanation of how to become a DECA Holder, please click here.
(hobbyist forms are for beekeepers with 10 or less hives).
All information relating to AFB Recognition training courses can be found here
This document is available for downloading to assist beekeepers who are intending to either sell or purchase beehives.
How well do you know what you need to know about AFB and beekeeping? Take our short quiz and find out.
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.