BBKA Modules and Assessments – Applications

The British Beekeepers’ Association (BBKA) runs a varied education programme leading to a range of examinations in apiculture.

COVID-19 Notice: BBKA spring module exams will be held on the weekend of 24th and 25th April 2021 using online invigilation, so that people can take module exams in their own homes. Unfortunately, BBKA cannot offer the module exams as written papers this spring due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation.
You can check the latest information at the BBKA website.
Further information will be added here as and when it is available.

BBKA ModulesPlease contact Jean Frost (contact details below) if you wish to enter any of the modules or assessments. More information may be available on the BBKA website.
Bee Health AssessmentDates for these assessments will be agreed with local association Education Co-ordinators to take place during the summer. All applications for the Bee Health Certificate should be sent to Jean Frost (contact details below)
General Husbandry and Advanced HusbandryDates for the General Husbandry and Advanced Husbandry assessments are agreed between the Exam Officer at BBKA and the candidate. Please contact Jean (contact details below) to apply
Basic AssessmentDates for the Basic Assessment are agreed with local association Education co-ordinators and take place during the summer. The closing date for the Basic Assessment is one month prior to taking the assessment, and the last assessment is on 31 August. However, in order for Jean to be able to co-ordinate dates with the assessors, if possible the application forms should be to be with Jean by 30 April.
This means that it is important to decide as soon as possible if you would like to take the assessment. Find out whether your association offers a ‘refresher course’ and book your place as soon as you can.
Contact Details for Applications:

All applications for the Bee Health Certificate should be sent to Jean Frost either by email or by post to 5 Pound Close, Upper Wield, ALRESFORD, SO24 9SH. Jean will provide you with a link for applying to take your assessment or module.

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Cancellations (from 3rd April 2021):
  1. Cancellations can be made up to 1 calendar month before the exam or assessment. An administration charge of £10 will be deducted from the refunded fee
  2. There will be no refund if cancellation is within one month of the exam or assessment

The BBKA website has the syllabi for all exams and assessments and details of all charges and closing dates.

Within Hampshire Beekeepers’ Association we facilitate local training towards the Basic, General Husbandry and other Assessments for our members, often in conjunction with other local associations, and these may be listed on this website as ‘Upcoming events’ or on our page for Further Training.