The BBKA Basic Beekeeping Assessment


The BBKA Basic Assessment is the simplest qualification in beekeeping. It is designed to show a level of competence in the basic skills and knowledge of the craft. Acquiring the qualification can be really important if you want to keep bees on an Association apiary or on a local authority allotment site.

If you have kept bees for at least a year by the summer of 2017 you will be able to take the assessment. The syllabus is short and covers:

   Natural History of honeybees and general beekeeping

   Swarming, Swarm Control and Effects

   Diseases, Pests and Poisoning

   Practical Assessment on Colony Manipulation and Equipment

Preparation for the Assessment could be covered with 4 meetings (evenings) and, if you wish, a mock practical can be arranged.

The Assessment takes place in the summer - May/June/July/August, usually in our own Hatch End Apiary. It takes about 1 to 1½ hours.


Wednesday, 21 December, 2016 - 23:15