Module Study Groups
In 2016 we started a Module Study Group to help a group of members prepare to take Module 1 in March 2017. The group met in members homes.
We enrol on the correspondence course run by the BBKA and work through the 5 papers. These are not exam questions but are designed to cover the whole syllabus. The questions were shared out between the group. The completed papers are emailed to the tutor who "marked" them. No actual mark but comments added.
It is necessary to have passed the Basic Assessment before sitting the Modules (or any other BBKA exams/assessments) so members of the group already have a good grounding in the basics of beekeeping and are actively keeping bees. You can study for the modules before you have taken the Basic.
As is usual, when a group of beekeepers get together, there was lots of swapping stories and experiences. It's a pleasant way to learn more about bees and beekeeping.
Module 1 (Honey Bee Management) - March 2017
Six members sat the Module 1 exam in March 2017 and they all passed. Well done.
Dianne Lowe- Pass with Distinction
Rod Chapman- Pass with Credit
Adrian Kennedy- Pass
Kevin Anderson- Pass with Credit
Susan Ford- Pass with Credit
Lucy Jezewska- Pass with Credit
Module 2 (Honey Bee Products and Forage)-November 2017
Five members of the group sat the Module 2 exam in November 2017. They all passed.
Dianne Lowe- pass
Sue Ford- pass with credit
Karen Burrow- pass with credit
Rod Chapman- pass with distinction
Kevin Anderson- pass with distinction
Well done everyone.
Module 3 (Honey Bee Pests, Diseases and Poisoning)-March 2018
Five members of the group sat the Module 3 exam in March 2018 (unfortunately one member was taken ill during the exam and was unable to complete the paper). The other 4 members all passed.
Module 4- there is no module 4... but it may be making a come-back!
Module 5 (Honey Bee Biology)
The group have completed Module 5 and 3 members sat the exam in November 2018 and they all passed-
Module 1 "Second Wave"
Karen Burrow took this module in November 2018 and passed
Module 6 (Honey Bee Behaviour)
3 members of the group took module 6 at the end of March 2019. They all passed.
Module 7 (Selection & Breeding of Honey Bees)
4 members of the group sat the exam on November 9th 2019.
Module 8 (Beekeeping and Honey Bee management)
The original group have now reached module 8 with a few gaps in between. To sit for module 8 you have to have taken all the other modules so not suitable to start on. You can start on any other module.
Join the New Group
Come along and learn more about bees and beekeeping. You do not have to commit to taking the exam by coming to the group.Modules can be taken in any order (apart from module 8, which has to be last). If you are interested in taking any modules or just coming to a group then send me an email.
The group is now starting on Module 2 so come along even if you haven't looked at Module 1. We have meetings booked at the big Tesco's in Arnold for Tuesday 10th December and 13th January. Contact me if you need any more information.
Education secretary NBKA