I think I have AFB
I THINK I HAVE AFB STEPS TO TAKE:
1 Download the AFB App and progress through the steps
2 Visit disease inspection diagnosis page on our website Disease Inspection Diagnosis
3 If you consider upon your research that you have AFB, you need to destroy the hive within 7 days in the approved manner and notify the Management Agency within 7 days in writing by using the form Reporting AFB Form or online via this link.
If you are not sure, please contact our Operations Managers, their details are below:
Southern Operations Manager
Phone 0800 232 767 DDI: 03 926 3240
Northern Operations Manger
Phone 0800 232 767 DDI: 06 928 4137
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.