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.   Please note that you will not automatically be DECA approved by attending the course and passing the test.  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 & 2018


Some of the courses detailed below are yet to have their locations confirmed but please do register 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 remaining for 2017 and the start of 2018

Wanganui - 25 November 2017 - Vintage Car Clubrooms Patapu Street Wanganui East - 9:30am
REGISTRATIONS CLOSE 22 NOVEMBER

Levin - 25 November 2017 - Thompson House 4 Kent Street Levin - 9am
REGISTRATIONS CLOSE 22 NOVEMBER

Christchurch - REFRESHER ONLY - 5 December 2017 - Papanui Public Library - 7:30pm

Rangiora - 9 December 2017 Rangiora Showgrounds - 9am

TeAnau - 9 December 2017 - Te Anau Club - cnr Pop Andrew Drive & Jackson St - 9am

2018

Palmerston North - 20 January 2018 - venue TBC - 9am

Blenheim - 10 February 2018 - NMIT 85 Budge Street, Blenheim - 9am

Christchurch 24 February 2018 - Papanui Public Library - 9am

Whangarei - 24 February 2018 - Whareora Hall - 9am

Drury - 03 March 2018 - Ramarama Hall - 9am

Ngaruawahia 10 March 2018 - Ngaruawahia Golf Club - 9am

Kaitaia 10 March 2018 - Te Ahu Centre Kaitaia - 9am

Rotorua - 10 March 2018 - RAVE 1240 Hinemoa Street Rotorua - 9am

Tauranga 10 March 2018 - Macys Motor Inn Corner - 9am

Morrinsville 17 March 2018 - Morrinsville Community Centre - 9am

Cromwell 17 March 2018 - Presbyterian Church 10 Elspeth Street Cromwell - 9am

Levin - 17 March 2018 - Thompson House 4 Kent Street Levin - 9am

Akld Central - 24 March 2018 - Glenfield Memorial Hall Auckland - 9am

Wellsford - 25 March 2018 - Wellsford RSA - 9am

Te Anau - 31 March 2018 - Te Anau Club - 9am

Ashburton - 31 March 2018 - RSA Ashburton - 9am

Remuera – 07 April 2018 - Somervell Presbyterian Church Remuera – 9am

Nelson – 07 April 2018 - NMIT, Lower Queen St - 9am

Timaru – 07 April 2018 - CPI Aorki Polytechnic Arthur Street Timaru - 9am

Wellington – 07 April 2018 – venue TBC - 9am

Greymouth - 14 April 2018 - Tai Poutini Polytechnic - Greymouth - 9am

Gisborne - 14 April 2018 - venue to be confirmed - 9am

Levin REFRESHER - 21 April 2018 - Thompson House Kent St Levin - 9am

Thames - 22 April 2018 - Thames Bridge Club - 9am

New Plymouth - 29 April 2018 - venue to be confirmed - 9am

Paeroa - 05 May 2018 - Pedlars Motel Paeroa - 9am

Kerikeri - 05 May 2018 - venue to be confirmed - 9am

Whangarei - 05 May 2018 - Forum North Whangarei - 9am

Helensville - 05 May 2018 - venue to be confirmed - 9am

Hastings - 12 May 2018 - venue to be confirmed - 9am

TeKauwhata - 12 May 2018 - Tekauwhata Bowling Club - 9am

Nelson - 12 May 2018 - Richmond campus of NMIT - 9am

Rotorua REFRESHER - 12 May 2018 - RAVE Rotorua - 9am

Hamilton - 12 May 2018 - Anglesea Motel & Conference Centre - 9am

Howick - 19 May 2018 - Howick RSA

Tauranga - 19 May 2018 - Macys Motor Inn - 9am

Invercargill - 20 May 2018 - venue to be confirmed - 9am

Palmerston North - 26 May 2018 - venue to be confirmed - 9am

Masterton - 26 May 2018 - Masterton Community Centre - 9am

Kumeu - 26 May 2018 - Kumeu Community Centre - 9am

Auckland - 2 June 2018 - Point Chev, Auckland 9am

Wellington REFRESHER - 2 June 2018 - venue to be confirmed

Oamaru - 16 June 2018 - North Otago Search & Rescue HQ - 9am

Christchurch REFRESHER - 16 June 2018 - Papanui Library - 3pm

Warkworth - 23 June 2018 - Warkworth Primary School - 9am

Christchurch - 30 June 2018 - Papanui Library - 9am