Intermediate Beekeeping Course
Bees – Intermediate Beekeeping Course
The Intermediate Course in beekeeping builds on the knowledge gained from the Preliminary Course and improves the understanding of both the scientific and practical aspects of beekeeping. It consists of three parts; Scientific, Practical and Apiary Practical, delivered over a period of at least two years and leading to the Federation of Irish Beekeepers’ Associations (FIBKA) Intermediate Certificate of Proficiency in Beekeeping. The Scientific and Practical parts each consist of 15 ‘winter’ evening classroom sessions, delivered in alternative years. The Ulster Beekeepers’ Association (UBKA) will deliver the Practical part of this Intermediate level course at CAFRE Greenmount Campus, Comber Co. Down; Dromore Co. Down; and Enniskillen Campus, Doneyloop Parish Hall and Castlefin Donegal.
- Practical: Natural History of the Honeybee, Nectar and Honey, Forage Plants and Pollination, Diseases, Pests and Pathogens, Apiary and Honeybee Management, Hive Products and their Preparation for Show and Sale. (15 evenings).
- Scientific: The External Anatomy and Internal Feature of the Honeybee, its life cycle, the work done, methods of communication, reproduction, brood and adult bee diseases, pollination, honey and swarming (15 evenings).
- Apiary Practical: Candidates are recommended to refer to the detail of the Apiary Practical syllabus on the FIBKA website and to use every opportunity to attend teaching and training sessions offered by UBKA and Local Associations where techniques such as colony assessment, disease identification and treatment, queen rearing, nucleus production, swarm control, apiary and honeybee management etc. will be covered.
For more information
To discuss the syllabus and confirm dates arranged for the Intermediate classes contact the Course Tutor for the centre of your choice and if you need to discuss in more detail contact Intermediate Course Convener Susie Hill: email@example.com or Tel: 07585950703
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