AsureQuality Food Safety Courses return
AsureQuality has been running a number of successful ‘Food Safety & RMP Awareness’ courses over the past few years and plans to run similar courses this winter to meet demand.
These courses will meet the training requirements in the RMP Code of Practice and enable beekeeping operations to be far more effective in meeting their legal obligations under their RMP. An AsureQuality 'Certificate of Food Safety and RMP Awareness in the Honey Industry' will be issued to attendees at the completion of this one-day course.
Who can attend this course?
The course is open to anyone who has an interest in producing and selling bee products. However, beekeepers who have an existing RMP or are thinking of setting one up in the future will find the course most useful. The course will also be very beneficial to beekeepers’ staff because they will receive the necessary training to be competent in handling bee products.
RMP & Food Safety Flyer Training Flyer - Click here
Course Registration form - Click here
ACC Workplace Safety Discount course
ACC Workplace Safety Discount Fact Sheet Click here
ACC Workplace Safety Discount Flyer Click here
AFB COURSE and TEST
11th May 2013
An American Foul Brood Recognition and Elimination course is to be held on Saturday the 11th May 2013. Registration and payments must be received prior to 27th April 2013. The course will be conducted by Lindsay Moir and Jeff Chandler.
The course will run from 8.45am to 1.30pm followed by a break for lunch of one hour. Bring your own lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided at morning break and at lunch.
The test will commence at 2.30pm. 40 minutes is allowed for the test, though most candidates are finished in less than 20 minutes. The course is based on the book “Elimination of American Foulbrood Disease without the use of Drugs” the author is Mark Goodwin. This book can be ordered from the NBA click here or Ecroyd Bee Supplies 6a Sheffield Crescent, Christchurch Ph. 358 7498.
PLEASE arrive at the venue before 8.45am for pre-course introduction and that the course may start on time.
The cost of the course will be $35 and the cost of the test is $30. It is possible to do the course only and make your own arrangements to sit the test at some later stage. Please specify what you wish to do.
If you are interested in attending, please supply your details and requirements as listed below to Jeff Chandler email@example.com or phone (03) 7411994.
Could you please advise other beekeepers that you believe may have an interest in the course, and of the required details below.
(1) given name.
(2) family name.
(3) LANDLINE phone No.
(4) Mobile phone No.
(5) Physical address.
(6) email address.
(7) wish to attend course and the test.
(8) wish to attend just the course.
(9)Your Registration number (indicate if you do not have one).
(10) If you are employed by a commercial beekeeper and do not have a personal registration number please indicate this and provide your employers registration Number.
The combined course and test fee is $65. Lindsay Moir will organize the test paper for those taking the course and test.
For anyone wishing to take the test at a later date, you will need to organized a proctor and request a test paper from;
AFB Test Administrator
26 Cunliffe Street
The fee is currently $30
You will be provide with a handout, on which you should make notes etc. Bring your AFB manual, a pen and it is suggested that you bring along a highlighter pen, a pencil, a rubber and a few sheets of paper for any other notes you may wish to make.
Please advise us if you have trouble reading English (i.e. second language, dyslexia etc).
It is most important to be able to identify the conditions depicted in the coloured photographs.
AFB Recognition Courses planned for 2013
By Rex Baynes, AFB NPMP Manager
We are providing non-DECA holders with the opportunity to attend a course and take the test. This is an essential step to becoming a DECA holder.
Whangarei: Saturday 4 May 2013
Contact Kevin Wallace: President@whangareibeeclub.co.nz Ph (09) 423 8642
Cut-off date: 15 April 2013
Auckland: Saturday 25 May 2013
Contact Carol Downer: firstname.lastname@example.org Ph (09) 376 6376
Cut-off date: 1 May 2013
Rotorua: Sunday 28 April 2013
Contact Kim Poynter: email@example.com Ph (021) 926 937
Cut-off date: 12 April 2013
Wanganui: Saturday 18 May 2013
Contact Mary-Ann Lindsay: firstname.lastname@example.org Ph (04) 478 3367
Cut-off date: 3 May 2013
New Plymouth: Saturday 6 July 2013
Contact Stephen Black: email@example.com Ph (06) 7526860
Cut-off date: 19 June 2013
Bay of Plenty: Saturday 24 August 2013
Contact: Ross Carroll firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: (07) 552 4585
Cut-off date : 8 August 2013
Wellington Bee Club: 8 June 2013
Contact John Burnet: email@example.com Ph (04) 232 7863
Cut-off date: 31 May 2013
Blenheim: 7 September 2013
Contact Will Trollope: firstname.lastname@example.org (03) 570 5633
Cut-off date: 23 August 2013
Timaru: Agribusiness Training, Sunday 10 November 2013
Contact Phil Sutton: email@example.com Ph (03) 686 1513
Cut-off date: 25 October 2013
Oamaru: Management Agency, Saturday 19 October 2013
Cromwell: Central Otago Beekeeping Club Saturday 26 October 2013
Important -The course information highlighted above is what is planned to date at time of going to print. Certain arrangements still needed to be confirmed on some courses.
Should beekeepers who fall outside of the regions mentioned above require a course(s) I am more than willing, given there is reasonable support to organise additional courses. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your location details.
If you are planning on attending an AFB Recognition Course, it is strongly recommended that you obtain a copy of the booklet titled Elimination of American Foulbrood Disease without the Use of Drugs, commonly referred to as the ‘yellow book’.
This worthwhile publication can be obtained from
PO Box 10792, Wellington
Phone: (04) 4716254 Email: email@example.com
Cost: $37.50 (includes $2.50 postage)
AFB Recogition and Competency Test application Form 2013 - Click here