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  1. It is so great that we have now been invited to join the AFB talk on the morning of Friday 28th at the 2019 Apiculture Conference. We are looking forward to telling our AFB Detector Dog story and how we can help you in your fight against AFB. It’s been nearly 10 years since our first AFB Detector Dog was trained and there has been a lot of hard work done by Richelle and Rene. We feel we have the experience and now would like to take the next step of having our dogs recognised as an acceptable tool, certified and Annually audited. See you there...we have a NZ AFB Detector Dog Site outside and some Detector Dog Demos happening too. 😍
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    It is so great that we have now been invited to join the AFB talk on the morning of Friday 28th at the 2019 Apiculture Conference. We are looking forward to telling our AFB Detector Dog story and how we can help you in your fight against AFB. It’s been nearly 10 years since our first AFB Detector Dog was trained and there has been a lot of hard work by Richelle and Rene. We feel we have the experience and now would like to take the next step of having our dogs recognised, certified and Annually audited. See you there .... We have a site outside and some Detector Dogs Demos happening too.
  3. We have never asked the agency for money....We just want our dogs and handlers to be recognised and certified with annual auditing of the teams....before cowboys start training dogs. We have successfully trained several dogs now over the past 10 years. We know how hard it is but feel we now have the experience behind us. We had the first dog trained for our own bee business after getting no help from the Agency, and had no intention to search other beekeepers hives. Beekeepers wanted help and started asking for my dog to search their hives...I did this for serveral years at no charge, until one day a beekeeper said to me ‘you can not do this for free!!’ I said to him ‘what do you think its worth’ and he came up with my hourly rate..... If we search 400 hives in one hour (which is easy done) then it costs 50 cents a hive....could you inspect 400 hives in one hour or even a day?!
  4. So if the beekeepers are the problem then how on earth can the beekeepers solve the problem....they need help!
  5. Yes it does...the Agency have many times hold us that any test results/trials or scientific papers on AFB Detector Dogs done overseas do not count ! There was a trial done in Australia on AFB Detector Dogs. They have also said it is to be done by an independent and a Government department. As Rene has already mentioned, MPI have offered several times. And Yes an experience beekeeper will find raging AFB a mile off....but one infected AFB cell not so easy! At a meeting recently Marco very proudly told us that he and 3 AP2’s inspected 100 beehives in 3 days!...wow .... what’s WOW to me it that an experience operational dog and handler team could search 100 hives (on one site) in 5-10 minutes. The dog team could search 3000+ hives in 3 nights and could find, one infected cell, pre clinical and raging clinical AFB! Like the airport Detector Dogs , AFB Detector Dogs would be a very useful tool in conjunction with the Agency, the Ap2’s, PCR machine and what ever else is out there! :))
  6. Have you seen scientific papers on the NZ MPI bio security detector dogs ??
  7. Friday 28 June 2019 The AFB Controversy - Beekeepers’ view point – what’s right, what’s wrong - Dogs and AFB - Where your money’s being spent 9.30am - 10.15am - Compliance and outcomes - Emerging technology - Is independent governance of the AFB PMP a better model? Speakers on AFB, including a free and frank open discussion and debate from the floor The Title for Friday 28th June Conference 2019 is ‘The AFB Controversy’. .....I find this a very Interesting Title to say the least ! Dogs and AFB are advertised for discussion ... I was wondering how you can have a discussion about the AFB detector Dogs when the 2 experts on AFB Detector Dogs Rene and Richelle have not been invited to attend?? Rene ( who has had a life time of experience training Detector Dogs all around the world) trained the first AFB Detector in NZ for me and I have done all the hard work, out there at night searching beehives, and collecting confirmation from husband James and beekeepers on whether the beehives that the dogs had indicated on were positive (or not) with clinical AFB?! It took 3 years for us to realise that Jesse NZ’s first AFB Detector Dog was actually indicating on pre-clinical AFB ! And this is not what we expected to discover . We all know how amazing dogs are .... and what an amazing tool to help us beekeepers to fight AFB. I was trained by Rene to be a Detector Dog handler nearly ten years ago. My 2 dogs, Jesse and Georgie are now retired but Tara is now my next AFB Detector Dog Star. So, it will be interesting to know who you will be discussing - Dogs and AFB with.?? I do know the debate from the Agency will be that the dogs are not scientifically certified! But as for our dogs or NZ’s Biosecurity dogs the proof is in the pudding.....when my dogs indicate on a hive and then the beekeeper confirms AFB then thats proof for me. :)). I have not been included in this discussion at the conference so will not be there .... I am passionate about my dogs and what I know they can do, so if anyone would like to know more about AFB Detector Dogs I am easy to find.
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