Register for a classroom based AFB Recognition Course
To attend a classroom course, please complete the registration form below.
PALMERSTON NORTH – 7 October, 9am – Crossroads Church – 220 Church Street – Palmerston North
DUNEDIN – 14 October, 9am – Otago University School of Business – 60 Clyde Street – North Dunedin
PAPAKURA – 28 October, 9am – Skills Update Training & Education Group Papakura 15 Walters Road, Takanini
NORTHCOTE – 28 October, 9am – Northcote War Memorial Hall – 2 Rodney Road – Northcote Point – Auckland
NELSON – Sunday 5 November, 9am – Founders Park – 87 Atawhai Drive – The Wood – Nelson
LOWER HUTT – 11 November, 10:30am – 4:30pm – The Dowse Art Museum – Laings Road
HASTINGS – 11 November, 9am – Land Based Training Centre – 204 Warren Street – Hastings
REMUERA – 18 November, 9am – Somervell Presbyterian Church 497 Remuera Rd, Remuera, Auckland
KERIKERI – 18 November, 9am – Manuka Health Meeting Room – 2206 State Highway 10 – Kerikeri
CHRISTCHURCH – 18 November, 9am – NTA McLeans Island Campus – 890 McLeans Island Road – McLeans Island – Christchurch
TIMARU – 25 November, 9am – venue to be confirmed
NEW PLYMOUTH – Sunday 26 November, 9am – Brougham Heights Motel – Conference Room – 54 Brougham St – New Plymouth
If you are planning on attending an AFB Recognition Course it is strongly recommended that you purchase and study a copy of the book titled “Elimination of American Foulbrood Disease without the Use of Drugs” commonly referred to as the yellow book. This worthwhile publication can be obtained from:
- Your local beekeeping supplier
- Apiculture New Zealand – click here to go to the online shop
- Latest 2018 Revised Edition: – cost: $39.95 (plus postage costs $7.50)
AFB Recognition Course (with test) application form
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.