The Route to Master Beekeeper

The BBKA have developed a system of written examinations and assessment routes, designed to help beekeepers understand more about their bees and develop their beekeeping skills.

The written examinations:

Module 1 Honey Bee Management

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 and Breeding of Honey Bees

Module 8 Honey Bee Management, Health and History

The practical assessments:


General Husbandry

Advanced Husbandry

Holders of both the Advanced Husbandry Certificate and  the Advanced Theory Certificate are Master Beekeepers.


Bee Heath Certificate

Bee Breeding Certificate


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If you'd like to know more about the BBKA education system please visit the BBKA member's area, to access the Examinations and Assessments section.

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