The next 10 years of the PMP for AFB elimination

Supporting beekeepers in their fight against AFB

Review of the National American Foulbrood Pest Management Plan

The Biosecurity Order 1998 (National American Foulbrood Pest Management Plan) is scheduled to expire on 1 April 2023. We are consulting beekeepers and will use your ideas to form a proposal for the next 10 years of AFB PMP.

What should the future of the AFB PMP look like?

Have your say on the future of the AFB PMP

It only takes a few minutes to influence the next 10 years of AFB elimination.

The Management Agency is reviewing the AFB PMP before drafting a proposal for the next 10 years of AFB PMP. We are consulting with beekeepers and will use your ideas to form the proposal.

It’s important that all beekeepers have their say.

Learn more about the AFB PMP review

Attend a webinar on the AFB PMP review


Round 2 webinars (Nov-Dec 2021)

– Dates and times to be confirmed


Round 1 webinars (Complete)

Clifton King, National Compliance Manager, presented three webinars in July 2021.

Click here to watch a recorded webinar

Downloadable PDF presentation on the AFB PMP review.

Clifton King, National Compliance Manager at The Management Agency, presented this in PowerPoint format at the Apiculture Conference 2021.

The consultation process

We’re conducting three rounds of consultation with beekeepers.

Consultation Round 1 24 June – 11 July 2021 (Complete)
Beekeepers are invited to share their ideas on the AFB PMP via an online survey. Check your email inbox or click the ‘Complete the Survey’ button at the top of this page.

Consultation Round 2 November – December 2021
We will use your input from Round 1 to help to propose major changes to the AFB PMP. We will then seek your feedback through a series of webinars and interactive roadshows (COVID-permitting).

Consultation Round 3 June – July 2022
Your Round 2 feedback will enable us to propose detailed changes to the AFB PMP. We will then seek your feedback prior to the submission of the proposal.

Consultation timeframes are indicative only.

What should the future of the AFB PMP look like?

AFB Quiz
Take the AFB 5 minute quiz

How well do you know what you need to know about AFB and beekeeping? Take our short quiz and find out.

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.

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.

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.