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 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 2017
The registration form is at the bottom of the course locations below

Tauranga 
27-05-17 Papamoa Community Centre, 15 Gravatt Road  - 9am
THIS IS NOW FULL - THERE IS ANOTHER COURSE 30 SEPTEMBER

Wellington 
27-05-17 Johnsonville Community Centre - 1pm
THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL - NEXT WGTN COURSE IS 16/9/2017

Amberley 
03-06-17 Amberley Library - 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
THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL - REFER TO JOHNSONVILLE 16/9/2017

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

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

Auckland Central 
24-06-17 Unitec - 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

Kaikoura
29-07-2017 Watson & Son Premises, Mill Road, Kaikoura - 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

Wellsford
27-08-17 Venue to be confirmed - 9am

Hamilton
2-9-2017  Anglesea Motel & Conference Centre - Hamilton - 9am

Remuera
9-9-2017  Somervell Presbyterian Church - Remuera - 9am

Gisborne
9-9-2017  EIT Polytechnic - Gisborne - 9am

Kerikeri
9-9-2017  Venue to be confirmed - 9am

Wellington
16-9-2017  Johnsonville Community Centre - 9am

Christchurch
23-9-2017  Venue to be confirmed - 9am

Dunedin
23-9-2017  Next Step Training, Mornington Road, Dunedin - 9am

Tauranga
30-9-2017  Papamoa Community Centre, 15 Gravatt Road - 9am

Cromwell
30-9-2017  Presbyterian Church 10 Elspeth Street Cromwell - 9am

Nelson
14-10-2017 Richmond Campus - Nelson - 9am

Kaitaia
4-11-2017  Venue to be confirmed - 9am

New Plymouth
4-11-2017  Venue to be confirmed - 9am

Wanganui
25-11-2017  Venue to be confirmed - 9am