Information on the BBKA programme of beekeeping modules.
Once you have completed your Basic Assessment, you may well want to undertake the BBKA training route in order to gain more knowledge and experience, and eventually to become a better qualified beekeeper.
You can view the BBKA's training flowchart by clicking on the link below. This shows the combination of theoretical and practical assessments that you can study in order to eventually gain higher beekeeping qualifications (e.g. Qualified Beekeeper, Master Beekeeper, etc).
The table below shows a summary of the modules leading to the qualification of 'Master Beekeeper'.
|General Husbandry||Module 1 - Honey bee Management|
|Advanced Husbandry||Module 2 - Honey bee Products and Forage|
|Module 3 - Honey bee Pests, Diseases and Poisoning|
|Module 5 - Honey bee Biology|
|Module 6 - Honey bee Behaviour|
|Module 7 - Selection & Breeding of Honey Bees|
|Module 8- Honey bee Management, Health and History|
You can do the practical side independently of the Modules and vice versa. If you complete both the practical side and all the modules then you are awarded the ‘Master Beekeeper’ qualification. In addition there are certificates in Microscopy and also Honey Show Judging.
So as you can see there is a huge amount to learn and be challenged by in this fascinating hobby of Beekeeping!
CBKA Honey Show 2017
Information on this year's CBKA Honey Show is all available here!
Beekeeping Taster Afternoons 2017
Bookings are now being taken for these popular events that give you a first insight into Beekeeping. Click HERE for details.
Beekeeping Course 2017
We ran our annual full weekend Beginner's Beekeeping Course on 18/19 February 2017.
If you wish to register your interest in next year's course, please click HERE!
If you wish to purchase local honey, please follow this link.