Further Information and Important Reading

Websites

 

Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) Publications:

http://www.rirdc.gov.au/research-programs/animal-industries/honeybee

  • Australian Beekeeping Guide (2014) RIRDC Publication No. 14/098
  • Treating European Foulbrood in Australian Honey Bees. Michael Hornitzky (2010) Publication No. 10/012; Project No. PRJ-000492
  • Honeybee disease barrier management systems - Case studies. Russell Goodman (2001). Publication No 01/052; Project No. DAV-167A
  • Hot wax dipping of beehive components for preservation and sterilisation. Russell Goodman (2001). Publication No. 01/051; Project No. DAV-167A
  • Fat Bees Skinny Bees – A manual on honey bee nutrition for beekeepers. Doug Somerville (2005). Project No. 05/054

Other Publications

  • World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Manual of Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Terrestrial Animals (2009)
  • Chapter 2.2.2. American foulbrood of honey bees;
  • Chapter 2.2.3. European foulbrood of honey bees
    • Managing AFB. Guidelines for the identification and management of American foulbrood – a fatal disease of honey bee colonies. Dr Doug Somerville (Technical Specialist Honey Bees): http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/558434/managing-afb.pdf
    • Elimination of American Foulbrood Disease without the use of Drugs: A Practical Manual for Beekeepers, by Mark Goodwin. Revised Edition 2006. National Beekeepers' Association of New Zealand (Inc).
    • Sterilising beekeeping equipment infected with American foulbrood disease spores. Goodwin, RM, Haine, HM (1998); New Zealand Beekeeper (5) 9:13.

Relevant Legislation

Contact

Biosecurity Tasmania - Apiary Biosecurity
Apiary Biosecurity Coordinator
Biosecurity Operations Branch
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
GPO Box 44 Hobart 7001
13 St Johns Avenue
New Town TAS 7008
Phone: (03) 6165 3778
Mobile: 0407 436 230
Email: Karla.Williams@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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