Calendar

Jun
1
Sat
Annual Disease Returns (ADR) due
Jun 1 all-day

Biosecurity (National American Foulbrood Pest Management Strategy) Order 1998
27. Annual Disease Return

  1. On or before 1 June in each year, every beekeeper must, for all beehives owned by that beekeeper, complete and send to the management agency an Annual Disease Return.
  2. An Annual Disease Return must be in the form provided by or obtained from the management agency and must contain –
    1. The number of honey bee colonies in beehives owned by that beekeeper; and
    2. The location of each beehive where an American foulbrood case was found and the dates on which those cases were discovered; and
    3. The dates on which the ownership of any beehives was transferred to or from the beekeeper and, in each case, the number of beehives transferred and the name and address of the transferee and transferor; and
    4. Any change to the information supplied to the management agency in accordance with clause 17.
  3. A breach of this rule, without reasonable excuse, is an offence under section 154 (1) of the Act.

More Information: http://afb.org.nz/biosecurity-national-american-foulbrood-pest-management-strategy-order-1998#27

Disclaimer: This information is provided as-is without warranty of any kind.

Jun
9
Sun
Club Day @ Franklin Beekeepers Club Hives
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

We meet at the club hives on the second Sunday of every month from 10am.

For the next meeting check out our calendar.

Directions to the Club

Jun
15
Sat
AFB Recognition Course @ Franklin Beekeepers Club
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Visit https://afb.org.nz/beekeeping-courses/ for more information, or to register for this course.

Most courses run from 9am – to approx. 3pm.

There is a break for lunch then completion of the course and test in the afternoon. Tea & coffee will be provided but applicants must bring their own lunch.

To register for the courses, please complete the application form on the AFB website and make your payment immediately to AFB (Not the club) to secure your place. You will receive a receipt of your payment which will secure your place on this course as well as outline some tips to help prepare for the test.

Courses cost $100 per person are limited to 25 paid participants.

Jun
29
Sat
Craft Day – Wax wraps & Candles @ Franklin Bee Club
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Come along and learn how to make Wax-wraps and candles using beeswax.
Start time 10.00am – 2.00pm
Coffee, tea and cake provided.
Cost is $50.00 – you get to take home 3 x wax-wraps and 3 x candles. (a small refund is avaliable if you bring your own wax)
To book simply go onto the club-hub site via the Franklin Beekeepers club website to make your booking.

If you have any questions please feel free to email Tania – [email protected]

Jul
14
Sun
Club Day @ Franklin Beekeepers Club Hives
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

We meet at the club hives on the second Sunday of every month from 10am.

For the next meeting check out our calendar.

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Aug
1
Thu
AFB Hive Inspections (For non DECA holders)
Aug 1 – Nov 30 all-day

Biosecurity (National American Foulbrood Pest Management Strategy) Order 1998
32. Certificate of Inspection

  1. Every beekeeper must ensure that every honey bee colony in every beehive owned by that beekeeper is inspected for American foulbrood cases by an authorised person on or after 1 August and on or before 30 November each year commencing in 1999.
  2. The inspection specified in subclause (1) may, if the beekeeper agrees, be carried out by a person named as a person responsible for disease management in a Disease Elimination Conformity Agreement between any other beekeeper and the management agency.
  3. Within 14 days after the inspection is completed or before 15 December of each year, whichever is the earlier, every beekeeper must complete a Certificate of Inspection in a form provided by or obtained from the management agency and forward to the management agency the Certificate of Inspection together with the statement made in accordance with clause 33.
  4. The obligations in subclauses (1) and (3) do not apply to a beekeeper who holds a Certificate of Inspection Exemption from the management agency.
  5. A breach of this rule, without reasonable excuse, is an offence under section 154 (q) of the Act.

More Information: http://afb.org.nz/biosecurity-national-american-foulbrood-pest-management-strategy-order-1998#32

Disclaimer: This information is provided as-is without warranty of any kind.

Aug
11
Sun
Club Day @ Franklin Beekeepers Club Hives
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

We meet at the club hives on the second Sunday of every month from 10am.

For the next meeting check out our calendar.

Directions to the Club

Sep
8
Sun
Club Day @ Franklin Beekeepers Club Hives
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

We meet at the club hives on the second Sunday of every month from 10am.

For the next meeting check out our calendar.

Directions to the Club

Oct
13
Sun
Club Day @ Franklin Beekeepers Club Hives
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

We meet at the club hives on the second Sunday of every month from 10am.

For the next meeting check out our calendar.

Directions to the Club

Nov
10
Sun
Club Day @ Franklin Beekeepers Club Hives
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

We meet at the club hives on the second Sunday of every month from 10am.

For the next meeting check out our calendar.

Directions to the Club

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