Every September you will be sent a form that requires that your hives are inspected by a DECA certified beekeeper. We can provide this service to our customers in the Auckland area. We can perform DECA Checks and thoroughly inspect your hive or hives for American Foul Brood (AFB). This requires each and every frame in the hive to be examined.
By adding to cart, you will receive an invoice of which you will need to pay the minimum charge ie:One hive, once the invoice is raised we will then contact you to add travel and any extra hives and arrange visit timing.
Extra charges apply:
– Travel/Time to your site. See below*
– Price given is for minimum charge being for ONE hive only.
Please Note: We will discuss these with you when scheduling site visit with you
On the day you will be requested to have – at the ready – a smoker and your hive-tools. We prefer to use your gloves.
kiwimana staff will only use their own footwear, gloves (if none provided) and bee suits – which are hygienically cleaned after each inspection – this avoids contamination and is advised as best beekeeper hygiene practice.
Read more about American Foul Brood here.
*We charge a fee for Time Travel which is based on the distance between the location of your bee hives and kiwimana HQ, we will add this to your invoice. This price will be added to your order, or we will email you the price.