AFB Hive Inspections (For non DECA holders)

31 July 2016 – 30 November 2016 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.

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