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Have you been beekeeping for 5 years and passed your Basic Assessment? Then this is the next practical step

This assessment is designed for beekeepers who prefer the practical approach rather than the written examinations.  On the day, your assessment is conducted by two BBKA Assessors and consists of:

  • inspection of the candidate's apiary, equipment and honey handling equipment.
  • manipulation of one or more colonies of the candidate's bees
  • demonstration of a method of selective queen rearing

To apply for the assessment, please contact your local Exam Secretary. They will be able to email you a link to the application form. You can use this to apply and pay online. You will get a receipt by email to confirm we have your application. If you are not sure how to contact your local exam secretary then check with your local association. Independent members can contact the BBKA office to receive their application link form by email.

The BBKA Examination Secretary will contact you with the assessment details.

General Husbandry Guidelines for candidates