Re-queen a honey bee colony

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Assessment Template
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Identify requirement to requeen a colony

1.1. Vigour of the current queen is assessed.

1.2. Colony is monitored for signs that indicate queen replacement is necessary.

2. Prepare to requeen a colony

2.1. Replacement queens that meet enterprise criteria are obtained from a commercial supplier or from own breeding stock.

2.2. Replacement queens and any escort worker bees are stored in appropriate conditions and monitored until requeening is undertaken.

2.3. Hive is monitored to ensure requeening occurs under optimum conditions.

2.4. Replacement queen is confirmed as being healthy and free from parasites.

3. Introduce replacement queen bee

3.1. Old queen bee is located in the hive and removed.

3.2. Where queen bee has been raised in a nucleus colony, either nucleus colony is placed on top of colony to be requeened, and the two colonies separated by a single layer of paper, or queen bee is caught and introduced into another colony.

3.3. Hive is left undisturbed for a period of ten days.

4. Monitor progress of a replacement queen bee

4.1. After ten days, the hive is monitored for acceptance of replacement queen bee by colony.

4.2. Replacement queen bee is monitored for evidence of egg laying and adequate levels of hatching.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCBEK303A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC32010 - Certificate III in Beekeeping