AFB Recognition Courses for 2018

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 0800 232 767.

For more information about our AFB refresher courses - click here
And information regarding taking the AFB Recognition Course test via Proctor - click here

The AFB Test is now available in Maori, Korean, Filipino and Mandarin (Simplified Chinese).  Please advise Janette if you require the above to be sent to the trainer for your course.

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)

 

2018 Courses


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 for 2018

Timaru - 18 August - CPI Aorki Polytech - 9am
CANCELLED - TRANSFERRED TO ASHBURTON 15 SEPTEMBER

Levin REFRESHER - 18 August 2018 - Thompson House Kent Street - 9am
REGISTRATIONS NOW CLOSED

Greymouth - 25 August 2018 - Tai Poutini Polytech - 9am

Remuera - 8 September 2018 - 497 Remuera Road Auckland - 9am

Kerikeri - 8 September 2018 - Cornerstone - Kerikeri Road - 9am

Whakatane - 8 September 2018 - Tuscany Villas 57 The Strand - 9am

Gisborne - 8 September 2018 - EIT Polytech Rural Studies Unit - 9am

New Plymouth - 9 September 2018 - Brougham Heights Motel - 54 Brougham St - 9am

Wanganui - 9 September 2018 - Patapu Street Wanganui East - 9am

Ashburton - 15 September 2018 - RSA 12 Cox Street - 9am

Christchurch - 15 September 2018 - Papanui Library - 9am

Invercargill - 16 September 2018 - SIT - 9am

Tauranga - 22 September 2018 - Macys Motor Lodge - 9am
THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL - REFER WHAKATANE 8 SEPT

Cromwell - 22 September 2018 - Elspeth Street Cromwell - 9am

Palmerston North - 22 September 2018 - Church Street - 9am

Auckland Central - 29 September 2018 - Point Chev Community Centre, Huia Rd, Auckland - 9am

Wellsford - 30 September 2018 - venue to be confirmed - 9am

Nelson - 6 October 2018 - NMIT - 9am
THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL - REFER TO BLENHEIM 10 NOV

Wellington - 6 October 2018 - Hardwick Smith Lounge, Belmont Lower Hutt - 9am

Huntly - 7 October 2018 - St Johns Hall - 9am

Masterton - 20 October - Wairarapa Community Hall - 10am

Dunedin - 20 October - Momona Hall, Momona - 9am

Rangiora - 27 October 2018 - venue to be confirmed - 9am

North Shore - 27 October 2018 - venue to be confirmed - 9am

Paeroa - 3 November - Pedlars Motel - 9am

Whangarei - 3 November - venue to be confirmed - 9am

Kaitaia - 3 November - venue to be confirmed - 9am

New Plymouth - 4 November - Brougham Heights Motel - 9am

Blenheim - 10 November - NMIT - 9am

Hamilton - 17 November - Anglesea Motel Liverpool Street - 9am

Takapau (central Hawkes Bay) - 17 November - Sydney Terrace - 9am

Levin - 24 November - Thompson House Kent St - 9am

Christchurch - 24 November 2018 - Papanui Library - 9am


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