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 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. 

Below are the first six months of courses for 2017
The registration form is at the bottom of the course locations below

Waiau
Details still being confirmed due to 2016 earthquake, please email if you wish to be included in the next Waiau course - training@afb.org.nz

Blenheim 
18-02-17 NMIT 85 Budge Street Blenheim - 9am
THIS IS NOW FULL - NO FURTHER REGISTRATIONS, REFER TO NELSON

Rangiora
18-02-17 PK HOSPITALITY CENTRE/RESTAURANT Rangiora Showgrounds Ashley Street Rangiora - 9am - TWO DATES FOR RANGIORA ARE AVAILABLE

Rangiora
19-02-17 PK HOSPITALITY CENTRE/RESTAURANT Rangiora Showgrounds Ashley Street Rangiora - 9am - TWO DATES FOR RANGIORA ARE AVAILABLE

Timaru 
25-02-17 CPI Aorki Polytechnic Arthur Street Timaru - 9am

Helensville 
04-03-17 St Johns Makiri Street Helensville - 9am
THIS IS NOW FULL, PLEASE REFER TO OTHER AUCKLAND VENUES

Ashburton 
04-03-17 Returned Servicemen’s Association 12 Cox St Ashburton - 9am

Drury 
11-03-17 Ramarama Hall - 9am

New Plymouth 
11-03-17 Brougham Heights Motel 54 Brougham St New Plymouth - 9am

Dunedin 
18-03-17 Momona Hall - 9am

Rotorua 
18-03-17 RAVE (Rotorua Arts Village ) 1240 Hinemaru Street Rotorua - 9am

Greymouth 
18-03-17 Tai Poutini Polytechnic Tainui Street Greymouth - 9am

Palmerston North
25-03-2017 Longburn Coummunity Hall - 9am

Morrinsville 
25-03-17 Morrinsville Community House - 9am

Cromwell 
25-03-17 Presbyterian Church 10 Elspeth Street Cromwell - 9am

Wanganui 
25-03-17 Venue to be confirmed - 9am

Remuera 
01-04-17 Somervell Presbyterian Church Remuera Auckland - 9am

Wellsford 
01-04-17 Venue to be confirmed - 9am

Titirangi Auckland 
02-04-17 Venue to be confirmed - 9am

Levin 
08-04-17 Thompson House, Levin - 9am

Coromandel 
22-04-17 Venue to be confirmed if enough interest - 9am

Gore 
29-04-17 Venue to be confirmed if enough interest - 9am

Point Chev, Auckland
29-04-17 Unitec - 9am

Nelson 
29-04-17 Richmond campus of Lower Queen St - 9am
This course is now full however a second course has been scheduled for 13 May 2017

Paeroa
06-05-17 Pedlars Motel Paeroa - 9am

Kerikeri 
06-05-17 Venue to be confirmed - 9am

Hamilton 
06-05-17 The Ambassador Hotel Ulster Street - Hamilton - 9am

Gisborne 
06-05-17 EIT Polytechnic 310 Stout Street Gisborne - 9am

Whangarei 
13-05-17 Venue to be confirmed - 9am

Nelson 
13-05-17 Richmond campus of Lower Queen St - 9am

Hastings
20-05-17 Venue to be confirmed - 9am

Christchurch
20-05-2017 Pavilion Hotel - 42 Papanui Road, Christchurch - 9am

TeKauwhata - Waikato
20-05-2017 TeKauwhata Bowling Club - 9am

Tauranga 
27-05-17 Venue to be confirmed - 9am

Wellington 
27-05-17 Johnsonville Community Centre - 9am

Kaikoura
27-05-2017 Venue to be confirmed - 9am

Amberley 
03-06-17 Venue to be confirmed - 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

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

Miranda 
Waikato 17-06-17 Venue to be confirmed - 9am

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

Auckland Central 
24-06-17 Unitec - 9am

Wellsford
25-06-17 Venue to be confirmed - 9am

Blenheim
1-07-2017 NMIT - 9am

Mercer
8-07-2017 Mercer Rowing Club - 9am

Rotorua
22-07-2017 RAVE - 9am

Wellington
22-07-2017 Johnsonville Community Centre - 9am

Auckland North Shore
29-07-2017 Venue to be confirmed - 9am

Invercargill
30-07-2017 Venue to be confirmed - 9am
30-07-2017 refresher also available - 7pm