BBKA Modules and Assessments – Applications

The British Beekeepers’ Association (BBKA) runs a varied education programme leading to a range of examinations in apiculture.
All applications for BBKA practical assessments and modular exams can now be made online.
For an application form, please contact Jean Frost (HBA Education Co-ordinator) at jeanterry@uwclub.net.
Please note that paper forms are no longer available. Payment for the exams and assessments can be made at the same time as an application.
For information about closing dates and cost of exams and assessments see below. This table and more information can be accessed via the Members Section of the BBKA website.
EXAMINATION/
ASSESSMENT
FEE CLOSING DATE NOTES (also see appropriate syllabus
JUNIOR £5 As Basic Certificate Aged under 18 only in small groups
BASIC £20 1 month prior to taking the assessment May be held at any suitable apiary.
Normally small group of candidates examined on same day.
Last Assessment 31st August
MODULES £30 each 31st January
30th September
ALL MODULES held on 24 April 2021
ALL MODULES held on 13th November 2021
BEE HEALTH CERTIFICATE £40 28th February Must hold Basic Certificate.
May be held at any suitable apiary.
Normally small group of candidates examined on same day.
Last Assessment 31st July
BEE BREEDING CERTIFICATE £80 28th February Must hold Basic Certificate.
Held at apiary of Candidate
GENERAL CERTIFICATE in BEEKEEPING HUSBANDRY £80 28th February Must hold Basic Certificate.
Held at apiary of Candidate
ADVANCED CERTIFICATE in BEEKEEPING HUSBANDRY £120 28th February Must hold General Certificate in Beekeeping Husbandry.
To be held at Stoneleigh on 28/29/30 May 2021 and 11/12/13 June 2021 depending on numbers
SHOW JUDGE £40 N/A Must hold Basic Certificate. See entry requirements in Prospectus
MICROSCOPY £60 31st August Must hold Basic Certificate. To be held at various venues 20th/21st November 2021 plus other dates as required

Please note:

  • Module exams in April 2021 will be online only
  • All practical assessment arrangements will be dependent on COVID 19 restrictions

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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.
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