Basic Assessment

The BBKA beekeeping basic assessment is for those beekeepers who have kept one colony of bees for at least one year. It is a practical assessment which examines the beekeepers practical skills and knowledge.  It covers:

  • Frame Making
  • Smoker lighting and maintenance
  • Ability to handle bees
  • Recognise, name and manipulate hive parts
  • Recognise, name and discuss:
    • Worker Bees, worker brood in all stages
    • Drones, drone brood
    • Queen and queen cells
    • Honey store
    • Pollen Stores
    • Common bee diseases
    • Common brood disease
  • Be able to collect a sample of bees for testing

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