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.
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
Clifton King, National Compliance Manager, presented three webinars on:
- 6pm Thursday 1 July 2021
- 6pm Monday 5 July 2021
- 6pm Thursday 8 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
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 September – October 2021
We will use your input from Round 1 to propose major changes to the AFB PMP. Then we will seek your feedback.
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.
The consultation questions
Have your say on the next 10 years of the PMP for AFB elimination.
It only takes a few minutes to influence the next 10 years. Click here to complete the survey and have your say.
Here are the questions we ask in the survey:
- What do you think about beekeeper legal obligations to eliminate AFB?
- What do you think works well?
- What are we missing when it comes to eliminating AFB?
- What would you change about the current AFB PMP?
- Which changes would you prioritise?
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.