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The Modules are written examinations held at a centre in your region with each paper taking 1½hrs. You can take up to 4 modules in each session. There are seven modules to be studied.  Example answer sheets for some of the Modules are available to guide candidates on the level of detail required in the examination. 

FAQ for Module Exams in 2021 

Example Answer sheet (Module 1)     Example Answer sheet (Module 2)   Example Answer sheet  (Module 3)

(click the links for the syllabi)

Module 1 - Honey Bee Management

Module 2 - Honey Bee Products and Forage

Module 3 - Honey Bee Pests, Diseases and Poisoning

Module 5 - Honey Bee Biology

Module 6 - Honey Bee Behaviour

Module 7 - Selection & Breeding of Honey Bees

Module 8 - Honey Bee Management, Health and History

The Area Exam Secretary will contact you with details of the Examination
Module 8 must be the last module to be taken, otherwise they can be tackled in any order.
After passing modules 1, 2, 3 and one other from 5, 6 and 7 you are awarded the Intermediate Theory Certificate and after passing all modules you are awarded the Advanced Theory Certificate.
It is recommended that you have at least 2 years’ experience of beekeeping before sitting a module exam.
To apply for the assessment, complete the Application Form and send it with the Fee to your Area Examination Secretary or if an individual member, direct to the National Beekeeping Centre at Stoneleigh.
Results from March examinations are normally available by 3rd week May. Results from November examinations are normally available by 3rd week January.

Sets of past exam papers are available from the official BBKA online shop