STAR Apiculture (Bee Keeping) Unit Standards


Demonstrate Knowledge of Beehive, and Beehive Frame Assembly and Repair   (Level 2, Credit 2) Version 2
 Beehive, and beehive frame assembly and repair.
19886 Demonstrate Knowledge of Disease in the Bee Colony   (Level 2 Credit 3) Version 2
  The signs of a healthy bee colony, and inspection techniques; the signs of ill health and disease in a bee colony, disinfection requirements, and apiary site management in the presence of disease.
19888 Demonstrate Knowledge of The New Zealand Beekeeping Industry, & Career and Training Opportunities     (Level 2, Credit 2) Version 2
 The New Zealand beekeeping industry, career and training opportunities relevant to the NZ beekeeping industry, and sources of information available to the beekeeper.
19893 Describe Physical Characteristics of Bees and Their Behaviour   (Level 2, Credit 3) Version 2
 The physical characteristics of bees; the caste system of bees; and the development, behaviour, and function of bees in a beehive.
25893 Describe Bee Feeding, Feeders and Types of Bee Feed   (Level 2 Credit 2) Version 1
  The benefits, procedures, and precautions associated with bee feeding; the features, modes of operation, suitability, advantages and disadvantages of bee feeders; and advantages and disadvantages of bee feeds.
25899 Describe Honey Bees, Beehives, Bee Stings, Bee Diseases, and Honey Harvesting and Processing   (Level 2 Credit 2) Version 1
  Honey bees and their life cycle; the functions and life expectancy of honey bees, the ways in which they identify flowers, and the consequences of honey bees drifting to other hives; the signs of a person stung by a bee, precautions to avoid bee stings, and procedures for bee sting removal; the major components, and the location of the bee space, in a beehive; American foulbrood (AFB) and the prevalence of varroa mite in New Zealand beehives; and honey harvesting and processing.