Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners

AHCBEK304 Mapping and Delivery Guide
Remove a honey crop from a hive

Version 1.0
Issue Date: November 2018


Qualification -
Unit of Competency AHCBEK304 - Remove a honey crop from a hive
Description
Employability Skills
Learning Outcomes and Application This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to remove a honey crop from a hive by removing bees and combs from the hive and removing filled combs from the hive to other boxes for transport to the extracting facility.This unit applies to beekeepers who take responsibility for their own work and for the quality of the work of others. They use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources.No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.
Duration and Setting X weeks, nominally xx hours, delivered in a classroom/online/blended learning setting.

Assessors must satisfy current standards for RTOs.

Prerequisites/co-requisites
Competency Field
Development and validation strategy and guide for assessors and learners Student Learning Resources Handouts
Activities
Slides
PPT
Assessment 1 Assessment 2 Assessment 3 Assessment 4
Elements of Competency Performance Criteria              
Element: Prepare to remove honey
  • Obtain tools and equipment and confirm they are in good repair and serviceable for use
  • Check personal protective equipment (PPE) for serviceability and wear and use correctly
  • Identify work health and safety hazards, assess risks and implement control measures
  • Identify and meet food safety requirements
  • Observe site quarantine or other biosecurity protocols
  • Determine ripeness of honey to ensure it is mature enough to be harvested
  • Observe any withholding periods for honey bee medications and treatments
  • Take into account potential contaminants, impact on the colony and quality and type of honey to be obtained when planning the time and location of the honey removal
  • Identify factors affecting the quantity of honey to be removed from hive and take these into consideration when removing honey
       
Element: Remove honey from the hive
  • Consider a range of suitable methods for removing bees from honey-filled combs and select and implement the best option or combination of options
  • Consider a range of suitable methods for removing the honey crop in the frames from the hive and implement the best option or combination of options
  • Monitor the quality of the honey during removal process and, if required, modify removal methods to ensure that desired quality standards are achieved and maintained
  • Transport honey-filled frames to extracting facility
       


Evidence Required

List the assessment methods to be used and the context and resources required for assessment. Copy and paste the relevant sections from the evidence guide below and then re-write these in plain English.

Element

Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare to remove honey

1.1 Obtain tools and equipment and confirm they are in good repair and serviceable for use

1.2 Check personal protective equipment (PPE) for serviceability and wear and use correctly

1.3 Identify work health and safety hazards, assess risks and implement control measures

1.4 Identify and meet food safety requirements

1.5 Observe site quarantine or other biosecurity protocols

1.6 Determine ripeness of honey to ensure it is mature enough to be harvested

1.7 Observe any withholding periods for honey bee medications and treatments

1.8 Take into account potential contaminants, impact on the colony and quality and type of honey to be obtained when planning the time and location of the honey removal

1.9 Identify factors affecting the quantity of honey to be removed from hive and take these into consideration when removing honey

2. Remove honey from the hive

2.1 Consider a range of suitable methods for removing bees from honey-filled combs and select and implement the best option or combination of options

2.2 Consider a range of suitable methods for removing the honey crop in the frames from the hive and implement the best option or combination of options

2.3 Monitor the quality of the honey during removal process and, if required, modify removal methods to ensure that desired quality standards are achieved and maintained

2.4 Transport honey-filled frames to extracting facility

The candidate must be assessed on their ability to integrate and apply the performance requirements of this unit in a workplace setting. Performance must be demonstrated consistently over time and in a suitable range of contexts.

The candidate must provide evidence that they can:

wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) correctly

work safely with and around bees

determine the ripeness of honey and filling of comb cells

handle frames and combs filled with honey so that they are not contaminated with dust, dirt or water

select and use the most suitable methods for removing bees and honey-filled frames from hive

use safe manual and/or mechanical handling techniques.

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of:

principles and practices of honey removal

food safety requirements

methods to remove bees from hives

the indicators of ripe honey and adequately filled cells

the withholding periods of medications and/or treatments.


Submission Requirements

List each assessment task's title, type (eg project, observation/demonstration, essay, assignment, checklist) and due date here

Assessment task 1: [title]      Due date:

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Assessment Tasks

Copy and paste from the following data to produce each assessment task. Write these in plain English and spell out how, when and where the task is to be carried out, under what conditions, and what resources are needed. Include guidelines about how well the candidate has to perform a task for it to be judged satisfactory.

Element

Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare to remove honey

1.1 Obtain tools and equipment and confirm they are in good repair and serviceable for use

1.2 Check personal protective equipment (PPE) for serviceability and wear and use correctly

1.3 Identify work health and safety hazards, assess risks and implement control measures

1.4 Identify and meet food safety requirements

1.5 Observe site quarantine or other biosecurity protocols

1.6 Determine ripeness of honey to ensure it is mature enough to be harvested

1.7 Observe any withholding periods for honey bee medications and treatments

1.8 Take into account potential contaminants, impact on the colony and quality and type of honey to be obtained when planning the time and location of the honey removal

1.9 Identify factors affecting the quantity of honey to be removed from hive and take these into consideration when removing honey

2. Remove honey from the hive

2.1 Consider a range of suitable methods for removing bees from honey-filled combs and select and implement the best option or combination of options

2.2 Consider a range of suitable methods for removing the honey crop in the frames from the hive and implement the best option or combination of options

2.3 Monitor the quality of the honey during removal process and, if required, modify removal methods to ensure that desired quality standards are achieved and maintained

2.4 Transport honey-filled frames to extracting facility

Copy and paste from the following performance criteria to create an observation checklist for each task. When you have finished writing your assessment tool every one of these must have been addressed, preferably several times in a variety of contexts. To ensure this occurs download the assessment matrix for the unit; enter each assessment task as a column header and place check marks against each performance criteria that task addresses.

Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
Obtain tools and equipment and confirm they are in good repair and serviceable for use 
Check personal protective equipment (PPE) for serviceability and wear and use correctly 
Identify work health and safety hazards, assess risks and implement control measures 
Identify and meet food safety requirements 
Observe site quarantine or other biosecurity protocols 
Determine ripeness of honey to ensure it is mature enough to be harvested 
Observe any withholding periods for honey bee medications and treatments 
Take into account potential contaminants, impact on the colony and quality and type of honey to be obtained when planning the time and location of the honey removal 
Identify factors affecting the quantity of honey to be removed from hive and take these into consideration when removing honey 
Consider a range of suitable methods for removing bees from honey-filled combs and select and implement the best option or combination of options 
Consider a range of suitable methods for removing the honey crop in the frames from the hive and implement the best option or combination of options 
Monitor the quality of the honey during removal process and, if required, modify removal methods to ensure that desired quality standards are achieved and maintained 
Transport honey-filled frames to extracting facility 

Forms

Assessment Cover Sheet

AHCBEK304 - Remove a honey crop from a hive
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