Biosecurity (National American Foulbrood Pest Management Plan) Order 1998

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Biosecurity (National American Foulbrood Pest Management Plan) Order 1998

(SR 1998/260)

Michael Hardie Boys, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 7th day of September 1998

The Right Hon Jenny Shipley presiding in Council

  • Order name: amended, on 18¬†September 2012, by section 93 of the Biosecurity Law Reform Act 2012 (2012 No¬†73).


Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

This order is administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.

Pursuant to section 68 of the Biosecurity Act 1993, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, and on the recommendation of the Minister of Agriculture, makes the following order.


1 Title and commencement

2 Interpretation


3 National American Foulbrood Pest Management Plan

4 Pest

5 Objectives of plan

6 Management agency

7 Term of plan

8 Powers used to implement plan

9 Plan rules

General obligations

10 Obligation to supply information

11 Obligation to keep honey bees in moveable-frame hives

12 Exemption from obligation to keep honey bees in moveable-frame hives

13 Access to beehives

14 Restrictions on use of drugs

Notification of places as apiaries

15 Prohibition on keeping bees in place other than apiary

16 Transitional provision for notification of apiaries

17 Place may be notified as apiary

18 Seasonal apiaries

19 Allocation of identification code

20 Marking of apiaries

21 Removal of identification code

22 Use of marks similar to identification codes

23 Register of apiaries

24 Place ceasing to be apiary

25 Destruction of beehives posing risk

26 Notification of American foulbrood

27 Annual Disease Return

28 Obligation of beekeeper to destroy honey bees and materials

29 Prohibition on dealings with materials associated with American foulbrood

30 Exemptions for research, education, and training

31 Dealing with products from honey bee colony with American foulbrood


32 Certificate of Inspection

33 Statement by person inspecting honey bee colonies

34 Obligation to notify beekeeper of American foulbrood case

35 Obligation to specify approved methods

Certificate of Inspection Exemption

36 Certificate of Inspection Exemption

37 Disease Elimination Conformity Agreement

38 Amendment of Disease Elimination Conformity Agreement by management agency

39 Review of Certificate of Inspection Exemption

Inspections and audits

40 Inspections and audits

Funding and compensation

41 Funding of plan

42 Compensation

Gazette information

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