Penrith Beekeepers News

Learn more about Beekeeping

Saturday 19th October 2019 Great Salkeld Village Hall, Penrith CA11 9LW

One of the BBKA’s charitable aims is to raise the standards of beekeeping practices through a series of courses and exams. Taking the practical and written assessments will help you understand more about Beekeeping and become a more confident practitioner.
The day will aim to provide more information about:
the assessment opportunities which BBKA offers on the topics that individual beekeepers would like to learn more about.
approaches to preparing for these assessments and what will be involved in the assessment procedure
accessing support networks
Each training session will be led by Margaret Murdin.
Margaret is currently the President of the BBKA Trustees. She has been a member of the Exam Board and is currently Assistant Moderator for the written exams. Margaret is a BBKA Assessor for the Basic, General and Advanced Husbandry Assessments and writes, moderates and marks the written papers. She is also a tutor for Correspondence Courses.
Programme Outline:
Beekeepers across Cumbria were recently invited to indicate the assessments that they would most like to learn more about. The programme is based on the information that was received. The two sessions focusing on assessments which involve a written exam, will also include guidance related to study techniques, the importance of study groups and opportunities through the correspondence courses.
You are invited to sign up for one or more of the sessions as required.

9.15-10.30
Basic Assessment
10.45.-12.00.
General Husbandry Certificate
12.45.-2.00.
Honey Bee Health Certificate
2.15- 3.30.
Pest Diseases & Poisoning (exam)
3.45.-5.00
Honey Bee Biology (exam)
Tea and coffee will be available between the sessions, but those opting to stay all day, or for sessions 2 and 3 will need to bring a packed lunch/make other arrangements. .
Cost : £10 This will apply to any number of sessions across the day.
Concession: In full time education 50% discount.