Study Groups & Module Examinations

We will run Study groups that follow the BBKA module structure. We encourage everyone to join a study group to improve their bee keeping knowledge. We recommend that you have kept bees for at least two seasons before considering undertaking a module, but you don’t have to have passed the Basic Certificate..

The study groups are a really good way of increasing your beekeeping knowledge. There are seven modules that may be taken in any order except for Module 8, which must be taken last. The syllabi can be downloaded from https://www.bbka.org.uk/modules

The modules are:

ModuleStudy Notes *Past PapersExample Answer Sheets
1 – Honey Bee ManagementModule 1 Study Notes **2015-17 papers
March 2018
November 2018
March 2019
November 2019
April 2021
March 2018
2 – Honey Bee Products & ForageModule 2 study notes2015-17 papers
March 2018
November 2018
March 2019
March 2018
3 – Pests, Diseases & PoisoningModule 3 Study Notes2015-17 papers
March 2018
November 2018
March 2018
4 – Withdrawn
5 – Honey Bee BiologyModule 5 Study NotesMarch 2018
November 2018
March 2019
November 2019
April 2021
November 2021
6 – Honey Bee BehaviourModule 6 Study Notes2015-17 Papers
March 2018
November 2018
March 2019
November 2019
7 – Selection & Breeding of Honey Bees
8 – Honey Bee Management Health & History

* With acknowledgement and thanks to Mid Bucks beekeepers association

** updated by Trevor Smith for 2022 syllabus