AFB Recognition Courses for 2016

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)

 


Courses 2016


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. 

Nelson - 8 October

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, Lower Queen St - 9am
NO MORE REGISTRATIONS - THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL
ANY QUERIES REGARDING THIS COURSE TO BE DIRECTED TO THIS OFFICE, NOT NMIT DIRECTLY

Cromwell - 8 October

Presbyterian Church, 10 Espeth Street - 9am - registrations close 1 October

Levin - 22 October

Thompson House, Kent Street - behind War Memorial, Levin - 9am - registrations close 15 October

Central Auckland - 29 October

Unitec, Point Chevalier, Auckland - 9am - registrations close 22 October

Whangarei - 12 November

Cheviot Park Motor Lodge, Whangarei - 9am - registrations close 5 November

Kerikeri - 26 November

St Johns Hall - 367 Kerikeri Road -  9am - registrations close 19 November