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

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 for the next 6 months


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

Christchurch 24 February 2018 - Papanui Public Library - 9am
ONLY 2 SPACES LEFT ON THIS COURSE - next Chch course is 30 June

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 - Christian Fellowship 149 Pukepoto Road - 9am

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

Tauranga 10 March 2018 - Macys Motor Inn - 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

South Springston (Canterbury) - 25 March 2018 - 433 Days Road - 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 - THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL, PLS REFER TO 12 MAY NELSON

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

Wellington – 07 April 2018 – Hardwick Smith Lounge, Belmont, Lower Hutt - 9am

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

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

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

Wanganui - 14 April 2018 - Vintage Car Club Rooms Patapu St - 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 - Cornerstone - 144 Kerikeri Road - 9am

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

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

Hastings - 12 May 2018 - Hastings Function Centre - 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

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

Hamilton - 2 June 2018 - Anglesea Motel & Conference Centre - 9am

Wellington REFRESHER - 2 June 2018 - Hardwick Smith Lounge, Belmont, Lower Hutt - 9am

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

Dunedin - 30 June - venue to be confirmed - 9am

Takapau (HB)  - 7 July - Sydney Street, Takapau - 9am

Huntley - 7 July - St Johns Hall - 9am

Blenheim - 14 July - NMIT 85 Budge Street - 9am

Rotorua - 14 July - RAVE 1240 Hinemaru Street - 9am

Central Auckland - 15 July - venue to be confirmed - 9am

Mercer - 21 July - Mercer Rowing Club - 9am

Levin - 21 July - Thompson House Kent Street - 9am

Waipu - 28 July - venue to be confirmed - 9am

Wellington - 28 July - Hardwick Smith Lounge, Belmont - 9am

Drury - 4 August - Ramarama Hall - 9am

Auckland - 4 August - Glenfield Memorial Hall - 9am

Hamilton - 11 August - Anglesea Motel Liverpool Street - 9am

Amberley - 11 August - Amberley Library - 9am

Timaru - 11 August - CPI Aorki Polytech - 9am