AFB Recognition Courses for 2017

We are providing non-DECA holders with the opportunity to attend an AFB Recognition course and take a test as the final step to obtaining your DECA.  If you would like more information about the Disease Elimination Conformity Agreement (DECA), please refer to our policy - click here

Please be aware that the DECA will only be approved once you have done the required steps to obtaining your DECA as outlined in the above policy.

All correspondence relating to AFB recognition course training (with test) and refresher training (with no test) should be directed to Janette Gwilliam, contact details are training@afb.org.nz or phone 04 5660 773.  
For more information about our AFB refresher courses - click here
And information regarding taking the AFB Recognition Course test via Proctor - click here

Important:

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 
·         Cost: $35.00 (plus postage costs $7.50)

 

Courses 2017


Some of the courses detailed below are yet to have their locations confirmed but please do regsiter your interest if this is a region you will be attending.  Most courses run from 9am - to approx. 3pm.  There is a break for lunch then completion of the course and test in the afternoon.  Tea & coffee will be provided but applicants must bring their own lunch.  To register for the courses, please complete the application form at the bottom of this website and immediately make your payment to the bank details listed to secure your place.  I will send you a receipt of your payment which will secure your place on this course as well as outline some tips to help prepare for the test.

Courses cost $100 per person are limited to 25 paid participants - the course will be listed as full once this has been reached.

Should beekeepers who fall outside of the regions mentioned require a course(s) we are more than willing, given there is reasonable support to organise additional courses.  Please email Janette Gwilliam at training@afb.org.nz with your location details. 

Below are the courses for 2017
The registration form is at the bottom of the course locations below

Christchurch
23-9-2017  Papanui Public Library - 5 Retell Street Christchurch - 9am
THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL - NO MORE REGISTRATIONS RECEIVED

Dunedin
23-9-2017  Next Step Training, Mornington Road, Dunedin - 9am

Ashburton
23-9-2017 RSA 12 Cox Street Ashburton

Tauranga
30-9-2017  Macy's Motor Inn - cnr 11th Ave and Edgecumbe Road, Tauranga
THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL - NO MORE REGISTRATIONS RECEIVED

Cromwell
30-9-2017  Presbyterian Church 10 Elspeth Street Cromwell - 9am

Auckland Central
30-9-2017 Venue to be confirmed - 9am

Wellsford, Auckland
1-10-2017 Wellsford RSA - 9am

Nelson
14-10-2017 Richmond Campus - Nelson - 9am

Thames
15-10-2017 Venue to be confirmed - 9am

TeAnau 
28-10-2017 Venue to be confirmed - 9am

Central Auckland
29 -10-2017 Venue to be confirmed - 9am

Kaitaia
4-11-2017  Te Ahu Centre, Kaitaia - 9am

Blenheim
4-11-2017  NMIT 85 Budge Street Blenheim - 9am

New Plymouth
5-11-2017  Venue to be confirmed - 9am

Wanganui
25-11-2017  Venue to be confirmed - 9am

Levin
25-11-2017 Thompson House, Levin - 9am