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  1. This is exactly the situation I was referring to
  2. What about when the apiary is registered, but the beekeeper can’t be reached even by the Agency?
  3. I agree with you, but varroa was not in NZ when the AFB PMP was created. Varroa weakens afb infected hives faster and they get robbed out earlier than what it used to happen before Varroa Arrived. Also, PMS signs makes brood inspections for Afb harder and more expensive as they distract the beekeeper’s attention when inspecting the brood. (Far more suspect cells to check). i have heard of many cases where beekeepers misdiagnosed PMS for AFB and vice versa. In both situations the outcome was very costly to the affected beekeeper. if it becomes compulsory to treat your
  4. I support Gino’s sugestión lets have a National Varroasis and AFB Pest Management Plan! At the end of the day to manage AFB you first need to manage varroa!
  5. If the ulcer gets worse (I hope it does not) talk to your lawyer. The honey in your picture is table honey not medical grade honey. I’m really surprised your doctor is using table honey on open wounds....
  6. If I am the affected beekeeper I will burn them. It is the most effective method to eliminate this ongoing source of reinfection to my hives, even if I have a DECA that allows paraffin dipping I would just burn the lot. if I got so much AFB, I was probably cutting corners in many places including on my paraffin dipping.....
  7. A hint perhaps a brand that claims his honey being glyphosate free..... stupid marketing!
  8. It could well be that this inspection was planned for the Autumn, but got delayed by Covid19. I was told once that the afb inspections are not exclusively to find AFB, but more importantly to verify that the beekeeper is managing afb effectively. In the middle of the winter you can still find robbed out rotten afb hives from bad beekeepers that have been like this since the Autumn or even earlier on. I am sure the inspector can delay the inspection until the spring.
  9. Do you really believe that the upper Management of AQ had ever had anything to do with what the AP1s did........ I strongly believe that Upper Management never had a clue of what was going on
  10. Check Biosecurity Act section 122 (1) (b) AP1 has this power
  11. Really sad seeing fake news recorded in their minutes.... According to the AFB presentation at the last Rotorua conference each of the beekeepers who were asked to destroy used beekeeping equipment had unacceptable levels of Afb not because they got confused between Afb and PMS, but because they decided not to comply with their DECA requirements and the AFB PMP. The affected beekeepers and no one else were to blame on the level of Afb in their hives! I you comply with your DECA there is no way someone will inspect your hives and find >10% of your hives A
  12. The question is: is it acceptable (or even legal under the afb pmp) to allow this beekeeper to use any of these supers on healthy hives next season? This is likely one of the reasons why he got to 30% afb already.... Reading the afb order in council it appears that burning contaminated and potentially contaminated appliances is actually a requirement under section 28 (1), 29 (1) and 31(1) Of course if I am the affected beekeeper I won't want to believe that all my boxes are suspected of being contaminated..... , but the prevalence of afb in my operation would speak loud
  13. I struggle to believe that some beekeepers may believe that management agency would be a thread to average Joe beekeeper. From what I have seen they are dealing with the worst offenders..... If someone is found with 30% afb in the Autumn after he extracted honey and with no traceability in place. How can you identify the 70% stickies that came from healthy hives now that they are on storage in the shed mixed up with contaminated boxes?
  14. If multiple cases of Afb were reported in Riwaka the heat map (red or yellow) was going to cover that area. I suspect a lot of AFB goes unreported by some DECA holders in clear breach of their DECA.....
  15. On 5/14/2020 at 9:24 PM, kaihoka said: OA is not set and forget option and any issues I have had with strips have been my mismanagement and lack of attention at a critical time . I am going to have a through look through my hives tomorrow . I have just learnt that the beek who has had hives on my place had to burn 150 hives because of AFB. I am hoping this happened in the motueka area after he moved his lot to mine . It is a tragedy for him, it was his breeders . 3 ,yrs ago his breeders were wiped out by floods . The Riwaka area is a real
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