BBKA has completed the set-up phase of the online Learning Platform. Now, every BBKA Member can access study units by using their BBKA membership number and postcode as a login and creating an account at: https://learning.bbka.org.uk/
We have four types of study units:
- Units for individual beekeepers (free)
- Units for the public, to raise awareness (free)
- Units to used by Associations in their training (free)
- Correspondence courses (fee paying)
The first individual study units available are: Hygiene and Disease Inspection and Asian Hornet Awareness and we will film and create more units through the summer. If you have photos or videos we could add, we would love to have them and credit you. Please send to: email@example.com
“Our Associations are our members, so creating materials for Associations to use as part of their own training is a priority. We have started by making available the existing Course in a Case materials (all levels). We have also put up some more recent courses offered by Associations: Towards the Basic and Beyond the Basic. All these courses can be accessed and downloaded by Association Officers and we hope they will be useful to you in your own training.”
The general public will have access to non-specialist study units about Asian Hornet and Swarming. In future we aim to create materials about planting for pollinators. If you could help with this, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
On top of all this, you will find BBKA News is now stored digitally on the Learning Platform, so you can enjoy reading past issues much more easily.
Please send us your thoughts about the BBKA Learning Platform and tell us what you would like to see.
Jane Medwell – BBKA Trustee and Chair of Education & Husbandry