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:

AFB Recognition Course (with test) application form


    If YES, please be aware that you will be required to stay for the duration of the course but are welcome to leave before the test at the end.


    The AFB Test is now available in Maori, Korean, Filipino and Mandarin (Simplified Chinese). Please advise Janette if you require the above to be sent to the trainer for your course.


    If yes, you would be welcome to bring along a person to act as a reader for you. Please advise if you will be doing this.



    Please make immediate payment to the bank details below of $100 to secure your place on this course. There is a $30 charge to attend as a Refresher.

    Please use the course location and your name as a reference and make your payment to:
    AFB PMP Management Board
    ANZ Bank
    (We are not able to offer an online payment service via our website. You must make payment via your own bank)

    AFB Quiz
    Take the AFB 5 minute quiz

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    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.

    AFB Law
    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.

    AFB App
    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.