Beekeeping (Basic Certificate Theory Assessment)

Provided by the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA), this theory course is a great introduction to beekeeping if you’re in a prison with active hives. For those with little or no experience, this course will show you the methods used by beekeepers and introduce you to subject areas including manipulation and equipment, the natural history of bees, swarming, swarm control and its effects, and diseases and pests.

This course requires access to a beehive.

The course consists of four modules:

  1. Manipulation and equipment
  2. Natural history and beekeeping
  3. Swarming, swarm control and effect
  4. Disease and pests

Entry Requirements: Level 2 English

Format of Course Material: Paper-based

Assignments: Seven question papers

Exam: None, but this course does prepare learners for the Basic Assessment

Prison Support Requirements: Ensure and facilitate access to a beehive. Support completion and submission of assignments

Tutor Support: Yes

What’s Next? Open University Access Module YO33: Starting with Science, Technology and Maths

Find Out More: From the BBKA directly here

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