Biosecurity (National American Foulbrood Pest Management Plan) Order 1998

  • This version was replaced on 4 March 2020 to make corrections to clauses 6(1) and 41 under section 25(1)(c) of the Legislation Act 2012, and on 17 April 2020 to make a correction to clause 41 under section 25(1)(m) of the Legislation Act 2012.
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Biosecurity (National American Foulbrood Pest Management Plan) Order 1998

(SR 1998/260)

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

Michael Hardie Boys, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 7th day of September 1998

The Right Hon Jenny Shipley presiding in Council


Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

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.


1Title and commencement
3National American Foulbrood Pest Management Plan
5Objectives of plan
6Management agency
6AOverview of obligations of management agency and beekeeper
7Term of plan
8Powers used to implement plan
9Plan rules
10Obligation to supply information
11Obligation to keep honey bees in moveable-frame hives
12Exemption from obligation to keep honey bees in moveable-frame hives
13Access to beehives
14Restrictions on use of drugs
15Prohibition on keeping bees in place other than apiary
16Transitional provision for notification of apiaries [Revoked]
17Place may be notified as apiary
18Seasonal apiaries
19Allocation of identification code
20Marking of apiaries
21Removal of identification code
22Use of marks similar to identification codes
23Register of apiaries
24Place ceasing to be apiary
25Destruction of beehives posing risk
26Notification of American foulbrood
27Annual Disease Return
28Obligation of beekeeper to destroy honey bees and materials
29Prohibition on dealings with materials associated with American foulbrood
30Exemptions for research, education, and training
31Dealing with products from honey bee colony with American foulbrood
32Certificate of Inspection
33Statement by person inspecting honey bee colonies
34Obligation to notify beekeeper of American foulbrood case
35Obligation to specify approved methods
36Certificate of Inspection Exemption
37Disease Elimination Conformity Agreement
38Amendment of Disease Elimination Conformity Agreement by management agency
39Review of Certificate of Inspection Exemption
40Inspections and audits
41Funding of plan
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