I was just about to offer free on this site, 14 boxes, some 3/4 size, and a nuc box, used and new wood and plastic frames, and all other bee gear including full suit and gloves and various tools. Nothing more than 6 yrs old, all purchased new and only ever been sited in Takapuna. Mites got the bees, I fought them with proper approved chemical mite strips but the mites won. Neighbour is an organic/no real treatment believer, and no matter what I did my hives were continually re-infected with mites. His "organic" bees died too, surprise, surprise. Never saw any sign of AFB in my hives. I have just been diagnosed as diabetic and I am taking heart medication that makes me susceptible to anaphalactic shock, so no more honey or bees for me.
After seeing the opinions of most people on this site I guess I will have to get a permit to light a fire and burn the lot of it. I am now wondering if hive doctor floors and plastic frames and foundation make toxic smoke, and if so how will I safely dispose of them in an urban environment.
As for the spread of disease, how is it that most people are happy enough to buy wax foundation where the wax has been sourced from multiple suppliers, from who knows where? As hot dipping boxes in paraffin wax does not kill AFB spores then surely heating wax for foundation processing doesn't kill the spores either, and yet wax foundation is freely spread around the country by only a few suppliers.