Certificate in Apiculture Knowledge (Level 3)

Level 3 Cost From 295

Length One year from date of enrolment
Part Time

Course Starting

Our emphasis is on theoretical learning of all aspects of beekeeping. During the course, you will learn about hive management and manipulation, disease identification, queen bee rearing, bee behaviour, pollination, colony behaviour and extracting honey. You will also have the opportunity to learn the commercial aspects of the industry such as marketing and administration.


60 credits

Entry requirements

Applicants must:
* Be 16 years or over
* Be proficient in English (written and oral).
Note: If English is your second language, you will be required to provide evidence that you are sufficiently competent in English to take part in this programme.

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Compulsory Student Services Fee: $120.00.

Topics within this programme may include:

  • New Zealand beekeeping
  • Entomology
  • Beekeeping equipment
  • Botany
  • Bee behaviour
  • Hive manipulations
  • Queen bee rearing
  • Pollination and hive management
  • Agricultural chemicals
  • Pests and diseases
  • Honey processing
  • Marketing in the apiculture industry
  • Alternative hive products
  • Business administration
  • Health and safety

Jobs this programme could lead to: