You can fill out and submit the following forms online:

If you are new to beekeeping you must to complete this form.
There is no charge to register yourself as a beekeeper however all registered beekeepers are required to pay an AFB levy.  You will be invoiced for this directly.

If you wish to amend your existing apiary information, this is best done via the online Apiary Database found on our homepage

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

To apply for your DECA print, complete, sign and return this form to the address detailed at the top of the first page (hobbyist forms are for beekeepers with 10 or less hives). This form can also be downloaded and typed on, saved and then emailed.

You can also scan and email your completed form to

For a graphical explanation of how to become a DECA Holder, please click here.

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.

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.