Interested in bee keeping? Want to join a growth industry that is dynamic and rewarding?
New Zealand horticulture depends on bees for pollination so you'll be playing a vital role in the industry. You could learn your trade right here with this course.
You'll learn all about hive management, bee behaviour, disease control and safe working strategies. And you get the chance to practise, because the success or failure of any hive is based on the decisions you make as a bee keeper.
So you're set with all the bells and whistles, we'll kit you with the equipment, tools and resources to undertake and successfully complete the course. You'll have your own beehive, bee suit, smoker and hive tools, along with valuable resource material about beekeeping in New Zealand. Not to mention the tasty honey you'll harvest as part of your practical learning.
Become a registered bee keeper and play a part in New Zealand's booming horticulture industry. You will also ensure Kiwis continue to enjoy awesome natural honey for breakfast.
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:
- New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture (Level 3)
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1 year part-time
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- Assistant beekeeper for a commercial operator
- Independent beekeeper with a small number of beehives
Topics you'll cover
- PRMY.3101: Lifecycles, Behaviour and Products
- PRMY.3102: Bee Transportation, Site Selection and Nutrition
- PRMY.3103 :Beehive Maintenance, Feeding and Harvesting
- PRMY.3104: Principles of Beehive Health
- PRMY.3105: Beehive Pest and Disease Control
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Help with fees
Are you Eligible for Free Fees?
There are two ways you can take advantage of free fees. One is through Toi Ohomai’s range of free courses. These are separate to the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative so you don’t need to check your eligibility in relation to fees – simply apply in the normal way and we’ll take it from there.
The other is through the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative: If you’re starting tertiary study for the first time you might be eligible for a year’s worth of free fees. Find out more in our FAQ about the government’s fees free initiative.
Student Loans and Allowances
This course meets the requirements for student loan applications through StudyLink.
- A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
Find out more and apply at studylink.govt.nz
Scholarships are one way you might be able to get some financial help. Any scholarships specifically related to this course are shown below, otherwise check out the full list of scholarships promoted by Toi Ohomai.
Course Entry Information
For courses at levels 1-3, domestic and international students will be required to:
Complete a diagnostic assessment either prior to or in the first 2 weeks of their study to ensure students can meet adequate literacy and numeracy skills to enable them to meet all academic, health and safety requirements of their programme and to enable appropriate support to be provided.
Provide evidence of ability to complete academic requirements.
You must be physically capable of completing the practical aspects of the course.
English language requirements
Level 3 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.
Course Locations and Intake Information
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- 1 year part-time
Further Study Options
Courses Currently Under Development at Toi Ohomai, or Offered at Other Institutions
- New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture (Queen Bee Rearing) (Level 4) (under development and/or pending approval)