It’s time to organise training for the Basic Assessment.
If you have been keeping bees for at least one or two years and are reasonably confident in handling a colony now is the time to consider taking the BBKA Basic Assessment. This is an oral and practical assessment carried out by an assessor on behalf of the BBKA and held in a local apiary. It confirms that you have reached an appropriate standard; a bit like passing the driving test. If you have done one of my courses you will have covered most of the knowledge needed for the assessment.
To assist you we are going to run a number of theory and practical sessions to cover the syllabus starting on either the Tues, Wed, Thur or Fri week beginning the 15th May or Mon etc the following week. If you want to take part please email or text me and tell me which days you can and cannot do and I will pick the day that most can go on. It will probably start at 7pm but let me know if that’s not OK. firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07761839119.
If all goes well I will try to have a practical session over the weekend 20/21 May.
I will decide on a location for meetings when I know who is likely to attend.
However if preferred, you can prepare for this yourself and download the Basic syllabus and application form from the BBKA web site which is then signed by one of the committee and sent off with a fee.
Regards Julian Audsley