What is meant by quarantine?
While there are many management practices that can affect the incidence of AFB, the basic principle involved in altering these practices to reduce and eventually eliminate the disease is “quarantine”. Quarantine is a term used to describe the isolation of things that might carry a disease so that the disease will not have a chance to spread. Quarantine is a well-proven means of disease control, both in humans and animals. It has been shown in New Zealand to be very effective in the control and elimination of AFB.
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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.