WBKA Module training

Module Exams Spring 2021

  • Module exams will be held online on 24 and/or 25 April 2021 using a tried and tested platform from Inspera.
  • If candidates do not feel able to cope online, their entry will be transferred to November 2021.
  • Candidates will be allowed to sit a maximum of 2 modules.
  • The closing dates for new entries is January 31st 2021.
  • Candidates and invigilators will receive training on the system and computer access will be checked beforehand.

BBKA Assessments

No news yet regarding the BBKA’s plans for running assessments in 2021. 

Module 2 (Honey Bee Products and Forage) – online course

The WBKA plans to run a Module 2 course online starting in January. If you are interested, please contact Richard Oliver:

Topics include:

  • An understanding of the key laws affecting the handling, preparation for sale, hygiene, composition, labelling and weight of packs of honey;
  • How to uncap honey and an overview of honey extractors;
  • Preparation and storage principles;
  • The best way to prepare liquid, naturally granulated, soft set, section, cut-comb and chunk honey for sale;
  • The main constituents of honey and wax;
  • How to prevent honey spoiling;
  • How to recover beeswax from used comb and cappings;
  • An overview of other bee products such as pollen, royal jelly, venom and propolis;
  • Preparing honey and wax products for show;
  • An overview key nectar and pollen producing plants by month;
  • An overview of pollination and fertilisation;
  • Sources of unpalatable honey;
  • The composition of nectar, and factors affecting its secretion from plants;
  • An overview of honeydew honey;
  • How worker honey bees process nectar to change it into honey.

Download the syllabus and reading list from here: www.bbka.org.uk/exams-and-assessments-of-the-bbka

Module 7 (Selection & Breeding of Honey Bees) – refresher sessions

If there is demand, there will be a Module 7 refresher sessions in the New Year for those who studied last year but were unable to take the exam in spring 2020. If you are interested, please contact Richard Oliver:

Download the syllabus and reading list from here: www.bbka.org.uk/exams-and-assessments-of-the-bbka

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