BBKA 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

For further information follow this link BBKA Basic Assessment


Basic Assessment Study Support Group

The study support group will meet at Lichfield Community fire station, starting on Monday 1st October 2018 and continue each first Monday of every month up to and including May 2019. The meetings in June and July are planned to take place at Shugborough. 7 pm till 9pm.
The Assessment will take place late July 2019
You qualify to join this group if you will have kept one colony of bees for at least 12 months by July 2019.


BASIC ASSESSMENT SUPPORT GROUP TIMETABLE

Basic Assessment Time Table 2018

Basic
Assessment Time Table 2018 – 19

Session

Date

Time

Venue

Syllabus
content

Tutor

1

01-10-18

7-9pm

Lichfield
Fire Station

1.1-1.6

1.18-1.21

Trevor

2

05-11-18

7-9pm

Lichfield
Fire Station

2.1-2.8

Trevor

Jo

3

03-12-18

7-9pm

TBC

2.10-2.16

Trevor

Tutees

4

07-01-19

7-9pm

TBC

Frame
making,

Quiz

Trevor

5

04-02-19

7-9pm

TBC

3.1-3.7

Stuart

6

04-03-19

7-9pm

TBC

4.1-4.11

Julian
Routh

7

01-04-19

7-9pm

TBC

4.1-4.11

Trevor

8

06-05-19

7-9pm

Shugborough or
alternative apiary

1.7-1.17

Trevor

9

03-06-19

7-9pm

Shugborough or
alternative apiary

Mock
assessment

various

10

TBC

All
day

Shugborough or
alternative apiary

Assessment

Julian
Routh

11

TBC

All
day

Shugborough or
alternative apiary

Assessment

Julian
Routh