The Management Agency of the American Foulbrood National Pest Management Strategy (the National Beekeepers' Association (Inc)) hereby advises, as prescribed in the Biosecurity (American Foulbrood - Apiary and Beekeeper Levy) Order 2003, that the levy for the 2005-2006 year will remain the same as it has been for the 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 years.
The levy rate will be (excluding G.S.T.):
(a) Base levy of $20.00; and
(b) apiary levy of $8.00 per apiary.
However, as stated in clause 7 (4), if a beekeeper owns fewer than 11 beehives on fewer than four apiaries, the sum of the number of registered apiaries must be treated as one.
JANE LORIMER, President, National Beekeepers' Association (Inc).