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Never has bee health and disease diagnosis been more important

This assessment provides a qualification and measure of achievement for those beekeepers with an interest  in pollen, anatomy, and disease relevant to the honey bee. Knowledge and skills are tested through a number of practical tasks and oral questioning.  The candidate will need to prepare 6 pollen slides and 3 anatomy slides prior to the assessment.  For the assessment, which lasts between 2 and 2 ½ hours, the candidate will need to provide 2 suitable microscopes and equipment necessary to carry out dissections and make slides.  Full details are in the syllabus.

Prospective candidates should have passed the Basic Certificate.

A pass in the Microscopy Certificate gives exemption from the Adult Bee Diseases section of the Advanced Husbandry Assessment.