AFB costs beekeepers $23 million a year

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Gisborne Tairawhiti
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Earlier this month, a cost benefit analysis of AFB was completed - over 25 years since the last one. In that one, it claimed 6% of gross returns (this was prior to manuka). In a presentation some years ago, I flippantly calculated 6% of the current market and suggested AFB might cost the industry $25 million per year.

Looks like I wasn't far off (what's a few mill among friends).
I hope this encourages people to make submissions on the AFB PMP proposal currently out for final comments.
The link here was an addendum to the proposal

https://afb.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/AFB-CBA-report-final-Aug2022.pdf
 


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