Manage honey bee swarms

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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 AHCBEK301, 'Manage honey bee swarms'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Prepare to catch a swarm of honey bees

1.1 Obtain equipment required to collect a swarm of honey bees and confirm it is in good repair and serviceable for use

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

1.3 Identify work health and safety hazards associated with collecting bee swarms and take action to deal with them effectively

1.4 Observe site quarantine or other biosecurity protocols

1.5 Identify risks associated with collecting a swarm of honey bees and take actions to minimise likelihood and consequences of risks

2. Collect a swarm of honey bees

2.1 Place dry drawn frames in hive box for collected swarm to ensure it remains in new hive box

2.2 Catch swarm by shaking it into an empty box

2.3 Move boxed swarm to new location after confirming that whole swarm has been collected

2.4 Keep swarm separate from other hives to monitor hive health and disease-free status

2.5 Re-queen a swarm

3. Manage swarming behaviour in a honey bee colony

3.1 Monitor honey bee colony for signs that swarming may occur

3.2 Consider a range of control options if swarming appears likely to occur, and select and implement the best option

3.3 Monitor colony to ensure that swarming behaviour has been controlled and if necessary, implement further control options