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Telford Certificate in Apiculture Knowledge (Level 3) - Telford Distance

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 3
Dates:

1st of every month

Duration:

One year, part-time

Location: Telford Distance
Credits: 60

To provide learning opportunities for those individuals who want to: 
- develop their general apiculture knowledge and to consolidate their practical apiculture skills in order to: 
- work and advance in the beekeeping industry and/or 
- further their own personal growth and/or 
- obtain a Certificate/s that identifies their beekeeping knowledge and skills 
- study while remaining in their current place of employment

To provide learning opportunities for those individuals who want to: 

  • develop their general apiculture knowledge and to consolidate their practical apiculture skills in order to: 
  • work and advance in the beekeeping industry and/or 
  • further their own personal growth and/or 
  • obtain a Certificate/s that identifies their beekeeping knowledge and skills 
  • study while remaining in their current place of employment.

 

 

Students will learn:

  • Beekeeping history, legislation, operations and safety 
  • Honey bee classification, races of bees, anatomy and physiology 
  • Protective equipment, hive smoker and beestings 
  • Bee behaviour 
  • Hive manipulations 
  • Introductory queen bee rearing 
  • Effect of agricultural chemicals on honey bees 
  • Transporting beehives 
  • Honey removal and processing 
  • Marketing in the apiculture industry 
  • Business administration for beekeepers 
  • Hazard identification and control procedures in the agriculture industry 
  • Beehive, and beehive frame assembly and repair 
  • Disease in the bee colony 
  • NZ beekeeping industry and career and training opportunities 
  • Physical characteristics of bees and their behaviour 
  • Endemic and exotic bee diseases, disorders, pests and conditions 
  • Plants and their role in beekeeping 
  • Role of bees in pollination 
  • Production of beehive products 
  • Varroa Mite and its control in the beekeeping industry 
  • American Foulbrood and its control in the beekeeping industry 
  • Basic personal health and safety strategies.

 

$435.00

The qualification is designed for individuals who are hobbyists or who want to work in the beekeeping industry.

Applicants must:

  • Be aged 16 years or overHave a current student visa (if you are an international student).
  • If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate that you have reached a satisfactory standard in one of the two accepted English language tests:
  1. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) – you must achieve 61 iBT, 500 paper, Essay rating (TWE) 
  2. 4IELTS (International English Language Testing System) – you must achieve an overall band score of 5.5.

 

 

 

Learners may pathway to further study to achieve the following qualifications: 
- Telford Certificate in Apiculture 
- National Certificate in Apiculture (Level 2) 
- National Certificate in Apiculture (Level 3)

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