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Disease Elimination Conformity Agreement (DECA)
What's New in Version 9:2009 See changelog
Once you have passed your AFB recognition and competency test, you can apply for your DECA, using this document. The completed document should be returned to the relavant Apiary Registrar for either the North Island or the South Island. In accordance with the National Pest Management Strategy for American Foulbrood, this is an agreement by the owner of beehives, or the representative of a beekeeping enterprise, to be responsible for disease elimination in the beehives the person either owns or is responsible for. The person understands that this agreement describes the American foulbrood (AFB) control practices used by the beekeeper or beekeeping enterprise, and also agrees to alter these practices, in negotiation with the Management Agency, if required.