The Management Agency of the American Foulbrood National Pest Management Strategy hereby advises, as prescribed in the Biosecurity (American Foulbrood – Apiary and Beekeeper Levy) Order 2003, that the levy for the 2009–2010 year will be as follows.
The levy rate will be (excluding GST):
(a) base levy of $20.00; and
(b) apiary levy of $10.50 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.
FRANS LAAS, President, National Beekeepers Association of New Zealand Incorporated.