AFB COURSE and TEST
29th November 2014
Kindly sponsored by Agribusiness
An American Foul Brood Recognition and Elimination course is to be held
on Saturday 29th November 2014. The cost of the course is $35. The cost of the
test at the present time is an additional $30, these are two separate costs and
are paid to two different bank accounts.
The course will be at Lincoln University. The venue is the Young Farmers
Memorial Hall Club. Directions to the YFMHC can be found on http://www.chchbeekeepers.org.nz/
The course will run from 8.45am to 1.30pm followed by a break for lunch
of one hour. Bring your own lunch. Tea
and coffee will be provided at morning break and at lunch. The test will commence at 2.30pm. 40 minutes
is allowed for the test, though most candidates are finished in less than 20
minutes. The course is based on the book “Elimination of American Foulbrood
Disease without the use of Drugs” the author is Mark Goodwin. This book can
be obtained from Ecroyd Bee Supplies, 6a Sheffield Crescent, Christchurch. Ph.
358 7498 or from the NBA. It is also
available from some other beekeeping suppliers.
To register your interest and for any inquiries contact Lindsay Moir or
Jeff Chandler (contact details further down the page).
If you are interested in attending, please supply your details as listed
below. There is no commitment in registering but we need to know how many are
likely to turn up
Would you please advise other beekeepers that you believe may have an
interest in the course, and of the required details below.
- Given name.
- Family name.
- LANDLINE phone No.
- Mobile phone No.
- Physical address.
- Email address.
- Wish to attend course and the
- Wish to attend the course only.
- Registration number. You need to be a registered beekeeper
and to sit the test have one year of beekeeping experience.
- Are you a commercial beekeeper
or employed by a commercial beekeeper. If you do not have your own personal
beekeeper registration number please include your employers number here.
At the course you will be provided with a handout, on which you should
make notes etc. Bring your AFB manual, a pen and it is suggested that you bring
along a highlighter pen, a pencil, a rubber and a few sheets of paper for any
other notes you may wish to make.
It is most important to be able to identify the conditions of the 15
test paper photos, as an incorrect answer will be a fail for the test paper.
These 15 test paper photos are available on the Chrischurch Hobbyist Beekeepers
Club website http://www.chchbeekeepers.org.nz/
Please advise us if you have trouble reading English (i.e. second language,
The $35 course fee is payable to L N Moir, account number 117892-0103292-55 . Please identify your
payment by ensuring that your name and phone number appear on Lindsay’s bank
statement. If paying by cheque please write your name and phone number on the
back of the cheque. Payment may be made over the counter, please contact
Lindsay for details.
APPLY FOR TEST NO LATER THAN
FOR THE TEST PAPER ($30)
26 Cunliffe St.
ph. 04 478 3367
FOR COURSE INFORMATION
$35 to account number 117892-0103292-55
33 Shackleton St
mobile. 021 1166713
2 Cherryburton Place.
mobile. 0223064250 please
text as rarely carried..
YOUNG FARMERS MEMORIAL CLUB HALL
Directions to the Young Farmers Memorial Club Hall.
Christchurch take Springs Road to Lincoln university. At the
roundabout junction of Springs Road and the university, continue through
the roundabout (still Springs Road) for about 300 metres and turn right
into entrance number 3. Take the first right again into the car park
(Orchard Car Park)) and go to the opposite side of the car park. Park
and make your way between the high building on the left and the low
building on the right, turn right and enter that low building.
See (Building 15) Lincoln University layout on
Official AFB Photos (test Paper Photos)