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Hi all. I was just wondering if anybody could  give me some useful info on how much I should charge another beekeeper to check their hives for Afb.  Obviously I have a DECA, and they do not. I just have no idea what to charge for this job. Any 'ball park' figure would help. Cheers.

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I’m a beginner and was expecting to pay about $75-100 and given that I was going to get to watch someone experienced go through my hive and wasn’t begrudging at all. However I ended having someone from the Auckland club come, and gave him a big box of craft beer and any citrus he wanted from the garden as he didn’t want to charge. It was very cheap and very very helpful. Not sure if that helps though.

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A beginner with hives and no DECA yet... free of charge. 

 

Hobbyist with hives who who hasn’t bothered to get their DECA... $25/hive up to a pre agreed max total 

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Cheers guys ??

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Excellent. Cheers Grant ??

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I charge $50/hr for the first hour then $20/hr for every hour after that, plus $0.72/km travel

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I charge $50 for a couple of hives, or $50 per hour if more hives and it takes longer.  I don't bother with travel time, but they need to be within reasonable reach of my area.  It's not work I seek out as it takes too much time away from my own hives, and charging anything less just doesn't work.

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I haven't charged anything to date. But that needs to change now that I am self employed. 

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I charge $50.00 for the first hour including travel (both ways) and then $25.00 per hour or part hour thereafter.

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Local hives I'll do it for nothing as I like to keep the back yard clean.

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Just did 5 hives might get some beer and a donation to the bee group. In kirwee so more than happy to help 

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31 minutes ago, glynn said:

Just did 5 hives might get some beer and a donation to the bee group. In kirwee so more than happy to help 

Thoght you was off the Turps ?

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3 hours ago, Rob Stockley said:

I haven't charged anything to date. But that needs to change now that I am self employed. 

Welcome to the real world ?

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4 hours ago, Rob Stockley said:

I haven't charged anything to date. But that needs to change now that I am self employed. 

you're what now?  do tell...

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3 minutes ago, deejaycee said:

you're what now?  do tell...

Still a sparky, but working for myself. 

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2 hours ago, jamesc said:

Thoght you was off the Turps ?

Only in large amounts now a good hangover has nothing on a wife's eye

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59 minutes ago, Rob Stockley said:

Still a sparky, but working for myself. 

 

*snort*  sounds like a dang good excuse for more beekeeping flexibility.

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3 minutes ago, deejaycee said:

 

*snort*  sounds like a dang good excuse for more beekeeping flexibility.

Shhhhhhhhhhh! Someone might hear :ph34r:

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11 hours ago, Rob Stockley said:

Still a sparky, but working for myself. 

Now your wife has a good job in the city do you need to work at all.

Do you plan to work gentleman's hours .

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8 minutes ago, kaihoka said:

Now your wife has a good job in the city do you need to work at all.

Do you plan to work gentleman's hours .

Shhhhhhhh! Someone might hear :ph34r:

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Hi people. Another question regarding Afb inspection: After inspecting another hobbyists hives and found them clean from Afb,  how do I go about finding the papers to sign for their Annual Disease return etc. Any info is helpful. Thank you.

Pete.

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Cut and paste from http://www.afb.org.nz

 

If you are missing your Certificate of Inspection paperwork, please contact AsureQuality on apiary@asurequality.com or phone 0508 00 11 22 for new papers to be sent.  Due to the information contained on these forms being unique for each beekeeper we are unable to provide a copy online.

 

Hope this helps

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The hobbyists should have received those blank certificates  in the mail already. If they haven't, either there's a slip up and they need to contact afb.org for a form, or they are very recent startups who aren't required to inspect this time.

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Perfect. Very helpful. Thank you ?

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