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[News Item #21]   AFB in South Africa
2009-07-24 08:25:45

Meeting to be held at the Agricultural Research Institute in Stellenbosch, Western Cape, to discuss the current status and future direction of managing this new disease in South Africa.

The venue has been confirmed for a meeting at Stellenbosch on the 25 July at the ARC Conference Room. I know that this is short notice but feel that the importance of the meeting warrants some concessions in this regard. I think most of us are becoming so busy that any delay will only make the meeting more difficult to attend. In addition it is the last weekend that Neil Farrer will be available to speak to an audience of South African Beekeepers. It will also follow closely on a meeting in Pretoria with Government so I hope as many who are available will attend. Attached are the New Zealand regulation and management strategy and Mike's document. It will help if you have read these before the meeting. Tea at Honeywood on Thursday 2.30 remains an opportunity for those further away from Cape Town to chat to Neil.

A suggested Agenda for Saturday as follows:
  • 9.30 - Welcome
  • 9.45 - Neil Farrer to talk about how AFB is managed in New Zealand
  • 10.15 - Mike Allsopp - his working document - 'The road -map.'
  • 10.45 - break for tea.
  • 11.00 - Open discussion on Industry strategy.
  • 13.00 - Close