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

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 tax invoice upon 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 six months of courses for 2017
The registration form is at the bottom of the course locations below

Waiau
29-04-17 Waiau School, Montrose Street, Waiau - 9am
REGISTRATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED

Point Chev, Auckland
29-04-17 Point Chev RSA, Great North Road - 9am
REGISTRATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED

Nelson 
29-04-17 Richmond campus of Lower Queen St - 9am
REGISTRATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED

Paeroa
06-05-17 Pedlars Motel Paeroa - 9am

Kerikeri 
06-05-17 Northtec Kerikeri Campus - 9am

Hamilton 
06-05-17 Anglesea Motel & Conference Centre, 36 Liverpool Street, Hamilton - 9am
THIS IS NOW FULL - NEXT COURSE FOR HAMILTON IS 2 SEPT 2017

Gisborne 
06-05-17 EIT Polytechnic 310 Stout Street Gisborne - 9am

Whangarei 
13-05-17 Forum North - 7 Rust Avenue - 9am

Nelson 
13-05-17 Richmond campus of Lower Queen St - 9am
THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL, PLEASE REFER TO BLENHEIM ON 1 JULY FOR NEXT COURSE BEING HELD IN THIS REGION

Hastings
20-05-17 Venue to be confirmed - 9am

Christchurch
20-05-2017 Pavilion Hotel - 42 Papanui Road, Christchurch - 9am
THIS IS NOW FULL - ANOTHER CHCH COURSE IS BEING HELD ON 23 SEPT 2017 or AMBERLEY ON 3 JUNE
A Chch refresher is still available on 20 May at 4pm

TeKauwhata - Waikato
20-05-2017 TeKauwhata Bowling Club - 9am

Tauranga 
27-05-17 Venue to be confirmed - 9am
THIS IS NOW FULL - THERE IS ANOTHER COURSE 30 SEPTEMBER

Wellington 
27-05-17 Johnsonville Community Centre - 9am

Kaikoura
27-05-2017 Venue to be confirmed - 9am

Amberley 
03-06-17 Venue to be confirmed - 9am

Levin 
03-06-17 Thompson House, Levin - 9am

Takanini, Auckland
10-06-17 Bunnings Warehouse 167/179 Great South Road Takanini Auckland - 9am

Masterton 
10-06-17 Masterton Community Centre - 9:30am

Waipu 
10-06-17 Venue to be confirmed - 9am

Miranda 
Waikato 17-06-17 Venue to be confirmed - 9am

Oamaru  
24-06-17 Venue to be confirmed - 9am

Auckland Central 
24-06-17 Unitec - 9am

Wellsford
25-06-17 Venue to be confirmed - 9am

Blenheim
1-07-2017 NMIT - 9am

Mercer
8-07-2017 Mercer Rowing Club - 9am

Rotorua
22-07-2017 RAVE - 9am

Auckland North Shore
29-07-2017 Venue to be confirmed - 9am

Invercargill
30-07-2017 Southern Institute of Technology - 9am
30-07-2017 refresher also available - 7pm

Drury
5-08-2017 Ramarama Hall - 9am

Levin
5-8-2017 Thompson House, Levin - 9am

Palmerston North
12-8-2017 Longburn Community Centre, Palmerston North - 9am

TeKauwhata - Waikato
19-8-2017 TeKauwhata Bowling Club - 9am

TeAnau 
26-8-2017 Venue to be confirmed - 9am

Masterton
26-8-2017 Masterton Community Centre - 9:30am

Wanganui
26-8-2017  Venue to be confirmed - 9am