British Beekeepers Association


British Beekeepers Association

General Husbandry Certificate

Have you been beekeeping for 5 years and passed your Basic Assessment? Then this is the next practical step

This assessment is designed for beekeepers who prefer the practical approach rather than the written examinations.  On the day, your assessment is conducted by two BBKA Assessors and consists of:

  • inspection of the candidate's apiary, equipment and honey handling equipment.
  • manipulation of one or more colonies of the candidate's bees
  • demonstration of a method of selective queen rearing

To apply for the assessment, complete the Application Form and send it with the Fee to your Area Examination Secretary or if an individual member, direct to the National Beekeeping Centre at Stoneleigh.

The BBKA Examination Secretary will contact you with the assessment details.

Download your General Husbandry Guidelines and Assessment Syllabus, Application Form etc from the Documents on this page.