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We offer a set of slide presentations to form the basis of a beekeeping course aimed at Transition Year students in a classroom-type setting.
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The presentations are organised into 6 different modules, each lasting approx. 40 – 50 minutes. The course can be run over a period of 6 weeks, with one module per week or over a shorter time period according to the requirements of the school/educators.

At the end of the 6-module course, participating students will receive a FIBKA Certificate of Attendance.

The presentations are organised by module:

Module 1 – The Honey Bee Colony, Queen and Drone

Module 2 – The Worker Bee

Module 3 – Hive Equipment

Module 4 – Pests and Diseases

Module 5 – Spring and Summer Beekeeping

Module 6 – Autumn and Winter Beekeeping

Hive Inspection Video

Guidance Notes on Transition year presentation pack
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Inspecting the hive

The presentations are intended to provide the basis of the teaching session. In addition, we envisage that presenters will have with them examples of beekeeping equipment and bee produce, when presenting the relevant modules.

  • Bee suit
  • Hive tool
  • Smoker (empty)
  • Brush
  • Fully functioning hive if possible (empty)
  • A frame of capped honey
  • Jar of honey
  • Observation hive if possible
  • Any other equipment deemed of interest by the presenter.

If this is not possible, Module 3 contains videos and photos of the above.

Each module will finish with a quiz on that day’s presentation.

The intention is for them to provide the basis of the teaching session.

There is also a 5 minute video on opening and inspecting a hive which we would strongly advise the presenters to use in conjunction with the slide presentations.
Harvesting Honey Beehive
We envisage that each slide presentation will be followed by a Q & A session, a hands-on introduction to the beekeeping equipment and viewing of the observation hive.

We would advise 2 beekeepers to be present so the class/group can be divided into 2 smaller groups to best manage the practical element; especially when there is an observation hive available for viewing.

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