Varroa control strips
Varroa control strips are sometimes moved between hives when they are used to survey hives for mites or when hives are only treated for short periods of time.
AFB spores have been found on used varroa strips. When they are placed in a hive for only one day, they are unlikely to spread AFB, however the risk will be increased the longer the strips remain in an infected hive.
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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.