We are committed to
encouraging all beekeepers to obtain the BBKA Basic Qualification. To
take this qualification you must be a member of BBKA and have had two
experience. The examination is a mixture of practical (including
examining a hive and making a frame) and informal questioning about
general bee craft (including bee biology, swarm control and bee
diseases) taken by an external examiner.
The present cost is £18. On
successful completion of the exam, members will be awarded a a BBKA
certificate, badge and a CBKA polo shirt. Information from BBKA, the syllabus and
application forms can be downloaded here Before applying please contact our
Examination officer Tom Rettig
for further information and advice (he will need to
sign your application form).
Once you have passed the Basic
Assessment you can continue your bee studies by preparing to sit the written
BBKA Module exams. If you are of a more practical nature you can study for the
General and Advanced Husbandry Assessments, these are both hands-on assessments.
We already have several members who are working their way through the Modules
and Husbandry Assessments, and some who have completed the full set. Once you
have passed all the Modules and both Husbandry assessments the BBKA will award
you the title of Master Beekeeper.
Details of the BBKA Modules - Here
Details of General Husbandry - Here
If you would like to obtain
further training there is a list of resources you may find helpful here