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  1. https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/get-sarah-to-boston In case some one would like to donate some of your hard earned money ?
  2. Not quite correct. Yes I suppose to deliver the dog Flynn that was doing the demonstration to the advertiser. However this did not happen. we had no involvement in the training of this dog Jack advertised on trademe.
  3. We have been training dogs to detect AFB for 9 years now and have gained a lot of experience and collected a lot information on where the dogs are good at and where they are not the ideal tool to help with the detection of AFB. Right from the beginning we were saying that the dogs are only an additional tool and we are still saying the same. Are they replacing the beekeepers in doing their inspections : no ! Are they better than a beekeeper in detecting preclinical AFB : yes! Is that important information for a beekeeper to know he / she has pre clinical AFB in the hives : yes in my opinion is there anything else available that can do the same job as a dog ? No It would certainly much easier and cheaper to have a small handheld phone / machine that can detect AFB or any other specific odour (narcotic, explosive, etc) But unfortunately at this stage the dogs are still the most reliable tool that is avalible world wide. Again we are not saying the that the dogs are the solution to this enormous problem called AFB but the are certainly in my opinion an very useful additional tool. (And by the way I’m not a beekeeper!) we are in the process of looking at other ways (like @JohnF) in improving the tool we are training / using. We still want to use the very sensitive nose of the dogs but in a more controlled environment and not having to battle against the elements (weather and especially the bees! ) if possible.
  4. We do have an operational dog based in Hamilton now. it would reduce the cost a bit . I would love to come up from Dunedin to do check some hives and do some fishing at the same time.
  5. This years again we were asked to give an Demonstration of the AFB Detector Dogs. At this stage the Demo will be on the 23rd July. We are going to be there with some of our dogs, come and say hello. Rene
  6. View Offer Free Detector Dog inspection for AFB in Otago / Southland Free Detector Dog inspection for AFB in Otago / Southland If you are interested by getting your bee hives AFB inspected by Flynn one of our AFB Detector Dog contact us. Flynn has been operational for over 2 years and has a very good track record. Please note that the inspections by the dogs DO NOT replace any required regular inspections by law by the Beekeeper. The dogs are only an additional tool. There will be no charge for the inspection, only for travel expenses. Inspections can only be done late afternoon / night/ early in the mornings when the bees are not active.  Please contact me if you would like some more information. Some conditions may apply.  Rene Gloor Dunedin Email: gloorr@xtra.co.nz Web: www.renegloorcanine.nz/ Price $1.00 Submitter Rene Gloor Submitted 05/25/18 Category Commercial Produce For Sale
  7. Free Detector Dog inspection for AFB in Otago / Southland If you are interested by getting your bee hives AFB inspected by Flynn one of our AFB Detector Dog contact us. Flynn has been operational for over 2 years and has a very good track record. Please note that the inspections by the dogs DO NOT replace any required regular inspections by law by the Beekeeper. The dogs are only an additional tool. There will be no charge for the inspection, only for travel expenses. Inspections can only be done late afternoon / night/ early in the mornings when the bees are not active.  Please contact me if you would like some more information. Some conditions may apply.  Rene Gloor Dunedin Email: gloorr@xtra.co.nz Web: www.renegloorcanine.nz/
  8. Congratulations @dansar, and nice photo of the AFB dogs
  9. That’s what been happening that the private sector has been using the dogs ever since we started training the first AFB Detector Dog for @jamesc in 2012!. We do know @Philbee that they are effective and we information collected over these years where the dogs have indicated on hives and we do know that clinical AFB was detected up the 18 month later. We had indications by the dogs where there was just a bold spot on the ground and no hive because the beekeeper has taken AFB infected hive a way over a year earlier. One of the things we still don’t know is how sensitive is the dogs nose to detect the spores. And why do we have indications on hives and in even between hives on day but then several days later the dogs indicate on a hive several meters away. Are there scent pools of spores? Are the bees carrying the spores to different locations? we have used @JohnF PCR test and it has given us lots more information than what we had 2 years ago. But more is needed. There is certainly a need to do more trials and tests , and we are trying to get this set up. It will happen eventually. But in the mean time we will continue training more dogs by using our selection and training regime that we have established ove the years because we know it works and te dogs can assist the Beekeepers .
  10. Re the airport detections by the dogs. Not 100% correct. The officers will condunct further inspections after a dog indication. Yes the apply might have been there before BUT its the alert by the dog that matters. Thats how I can see the dogs are to be used for AFB detection. @JohnF. I don’t think we can get the dogs to indicated on just one hive if there are AFB spores on several places with in the yard. Unless we can with 100 % certainty say that the spore count at the hive is higher than any other places within the yard and we can use extinction training and teach the dogs only to indicate on the spot where the highest spore count is. we have seen this several times before and that’s why I think the PCR test will be important to develop a further strategy/ plan for the yard / apiary.
  11. We are in the process of trying arrange an trial with the AFB Management agency again as several times before. Not much look so far. Again we are saying that the dogs are NOT perfect and certainly have some deficiencies however they are just another tools that can be used like the dogs at the airports - border like @Stoney says. We have done PCR testing with @JohnF Dnature. The information with have colletected is invaluable together with the information we have since we started to train the first AFB Detector Dog. We want to do more trials however we have to overcome another hurdle (not money) that has put in front of us. I have worked for the MAF Detector Dog programme for 10 years as their trainer and a manger and certainly can see how the AFB dogs can compliment the AP2 and Beekeeper in helping the detection of AFB. It’s the same at the airports. The x-ray machines and Biosecurity officers are not perfect either , neither are the dogs. However together they compliment each other and are a very effective detection tool. May one day it all will happen. Hopefully not before its too late.
  12. We have done pre purchase inspections with our Afb detector dogs as part people buying used gear. However the Ap2 is certainly to be used if it’s a live hive first. The dogs are very good at detecting preclinical Afb.
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