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 seasons beekeeping
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 of
which the association will refund half for members. 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).
If you would like to obtain
further training there is a list of resources you may find helpful here