Remove a honey crop from a hive

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Assessment Template
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Evidence Guide
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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. Prepare to remove honey

1.1. All tools and equipment required to remove a honey crop from a hive are obtained and confirmed as being in good repair and serviceable for use.

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

1.3. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) hazards associated with removing a honey crop from a hive are identified and action is taken to deal with them.

1.4. All food safety requirements are identified and met.

1.5. Any site quarantine or other biosecurity protocols in force are observed.

1.6. Risks associated with removing a honey crop from a hive are identified and actions are taken to minimise likelihood and consequences of risks.

1.7. Ripeness of nectar honey is determined to ensure that the honey is mature enough to be harvested.

1.8. Any withholding periods for honey bee medications and treatments are observed.

1.9. Time and location of planned honey removal takes into account potential contaminants, impact on the colony and quality and type of honey to be obtained.

1.10. Factors affecting quantity of honey to be removed from hive are identified and taken into consideration.

2. Remove honey from the hive

2.1. Range of suitable methods for removing bees from honey-filled combs is considered and best option (or combination) is selected and implemented.

2.2. Range of suitable methods for removing honey crop in the frames from the hive or honey-filled combs is considered and best option (or combination) is selected and implemented.

2.3. Quality of honey is monitored during removal process and, if required, removal methods are modified to ensure that desired quality standards are achieved and maintained.

2.4. Honey-filled frames are transported to extracting facility.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCBEK304A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC32010 - Certificate III in Beekeeping