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Welcome to the 'Beekeepers' area which contains restricted content specifically for our beekeeping community. 
Here you will find a wide range of resources and information to support existing BBKA members and Associations.
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The Modules are designed to give beekeepers the opportunity to study the craft of apiculture further with the goals of obtaining an Intermediate Theory Certificate and an Advanced Theory Certificate.

Core Modules

Click here for updated Syllabi for 2024 Modules 1-8

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 - Beekeeping and Honey Bee Management

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.

Subsiduary Module

You can also extend your knowledge of other subjects of interest to beekeepers with subsiduary modules. These are applied for in the same way as the core modules and follow the same format. They are stand alone modules and do not form part of the route to Intermediate or Advanced Theory Certificate. Current subsiduary module syllabi with reading lists are available here:

     Plant and Pollinators syllabus and reading list

It is recommended that you have at least 2 years’ experience of beekeeping before sitting a module exam.

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 Area Exam Secretary will contact you with details of the Examination.