How often are the part time workshops held and are they held on long weeks/holidays?2021-06-23T12:38:53+12:00
  • The workshops are held one day a fortnight, full 8-hour day (mainly weekends).
  • We do not have the workshops on long weekends unless organized with the tutor and students.
  • There may be a couple of back-to-back weekend workshops if required (season pending).
Where are the Level 3 Courses held?2021-06-23T12:36:32+12:00

There are over 16 locations in the North Island and Christchurch and Nelson in the South Island. Call us on 0508 TRAIN ME and find out if there is one near you!

How will the course benefit me in the workforce?2022-04-21T12:15:43+12:00

By the end of this course you will have completed the National Certificate in Apiculture (Level 3) which is an NZQA recognized qualification. This is the foundation of beekeeping and is sought after in the Apiculture Commercial Sector. If you have this certification, you have a much higher chance of being employed by Apiculture Companies.

What do I get as part of the course?2022-04-22T10:33:47+12:00
  • Practical book to be completed throughout but you can keep on completion
  • Supplementary guide with the key information you need to complete the course
  • Access to our online learning platform (Canvas)
  • Disease Recognition Test paid for
  • Lots of Knowledge!!!
Can I miss any workshops?2021-06-23T12:34:52+12:00
  • You cannot miss any more that three workshops over the duration of the course, you will fall behind and miss out on vital information.
  • Let your tutor know if you are unable to attend a workshop and they can help you out.
How much does the course cost?2022-05-13T09:54:04+12:00
  • The course is currently ‘fees free’ so you have no fees.
  • There are course related costs though. You can find more on these in the Course Related Costs section above.
  • You will require a laptop or tablet to study this program.
Do I have other hours of work that are required between the workshops?2021-06-23T12:46:58+12:00

You have additional ‘Self Directed Learning’ hours required to complete assessments, assignments and practical hours in yours/other’s beehives. These hours must be documented in a Hive Diary.

How long is a workshop for the part time course?2021-06-23T12:47:08+12:00

Each workshop runs for 8 hours. Around 5 hours of theory and 3 hours of Practical work in the hives.

How long does the part time course run for?2021-06-23T12:21:15+12:00

It runs for 20 workshops over a 40-week period, the beekeeping calendar (approximately August to end of May).

Who can do this course?2021-06-23T12:20:46+12:00
  • You must be a NZ or Australian citizen or have NZ residency. You cannot do this course if you are here on a work visa.
  • The minimum age is 16.
  • If you are still attending school, you will require a letter from your school allowing you to do this course.
  • Call us on ‘0508 TRAIN ME’ if you have any other questions about enrolments and eligibility.
What is this course about?2021-06-23T12:19:50+12:00
  • This is a 65 credit NZQA course teaching you how to be an assistant beekeeper or to run hives of your own.
  • You will achieve your NZQA Level 3 in Apiculture. Upon graduation of this course, you will be a confident, capable assistant beekeeper for commercial operations or as an independent beekeeper with a small number of beehives.
  • 19 modules – from Apiculture equipment to extraction to wintering down.

Contact Info

191 St Hill Street Whanganui, 4500

Phone: 0508 TRAIN ME

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