Certificate III in Beekeeping - AHC31818


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 03041M

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge of a honey bee (Apis) beekeeper, including the establishment of beehives and apiaries, the transport of live bees and the management of bees for honey production and/or provision of pollination services.Legislation, regulations and by-laws relating to beehive ownership and biosecurity codes of practice apply in some states and territories.


  • 16 units: 12 core
  • 4 elective


  • Remove a honey crop from a hive
  • Manage honey bee swarms
  • Provide bee pollination services
  • Implement the food safety program and procedures
  • Trap and store pollen
  • Manipulate honey bee brood
  • Recognise plants
  • Undertake marketing activities
  • Process raw wax into moulds
  • Respond to emergencies
  • Extract honey
  • Operate a creamed honey manufacture process
  • Comply with industry quality assurance requirements
  • Prepare and use a bee smoker
  • Produce and harvest royal jelly
  • Coordinate work site activities
  • Participate in a HACCP team
  • Apply sampling procedures
  • Contribute to work health and safety processes
  • Open and reassemble a beehive
  • Transport farm produce or bulk materials
  • Transport bee hives by road to new apiary site
  • Collect and store propolis
  • Select and establish an apiary site
  • Manage pests and disease within a honey bee colony
  • Licence to operate a forklift truck
  • Rear queen bees
  • Operate and maintain chainsaws
  • Provide first aid
  • Cost a project
  • Operate a packaging process
  • Assemble and maintain beekeeping components
  • Handle bulk materials in storage area
  • Re-queen a honey bee colony
  • Apply biosecurity measures
  • Perform queen bee artificial insemination

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