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 an Apicultural Officer, detailed below:
National Operations Manager – The Management Agency
Mobile: (022 0169 669)
Tony Roper – North Island
PO Box 4127
South Tauranga 3149
Phone: (07) 574 2596 Mobile: (021) 283 1829
Chantel Rich – South Island
PO Box 85006
Lincoln University, Lincoln 7647
Mobile 021 951 625
31 Norman Hayward Place
Phone: (07) 850 2867 Mobile: (021) 918 400
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.