Use a bee smoker

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver AHCBEK202A, 'Use a bee smoker'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare bee smoker for use

1.1. Confirmation is sought that climatic and other conditions permit the use of a bee smoker and planned activities are adjusted if required.

1.2. Bee smoker and components are checked to ensure that they are in good repair and serviceable, and any faults are addressed according to SOPs.

1.3. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is checked for serviceability and worn and used correctly.

1.4. Occupational health and safety (OHS) hazards associated with the use of a bee smoker are identified and appropriate action is taken to minimise risks to self and others.

1.5. Adequate water supply and tools are available for fire control.

1.6. Suitable fuel is added to bee smoker and lit.

1.7. Bee smoker bellows are operated to produce and maintain a steady and dense stream of cool smoke.

2. Use bee smoker to manage bee

2.1. Smoke is blown into entrance of hive and sufficient time is allowed before hive is opened.

2.2. After opening hive, additional smoke is puffed over frames and/or supers and directed at bees.

2.3. Bee smoker is placed within easy reach while working on hives to ensure bees remain under control.

2.4. Bee smoker is kept alight and producing cool smoke until operations are complete.

2.5. After completion of operations, bee smoker is made safe according to fire, biosecurity and other enterprise procedures.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCBEK202A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC32010 - Certificate III in Beekeeping
  • AHC20110 - Certificate II in Agriculture