Manage pests and disease within a honey bee colony

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Assessment Template
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Assessment Matrix
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver AHCBEK306A, 'Manage pests and disease within a honey bee colony'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Prepare to check brood

1.1. Suitable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is selected and checked prior to use.

1.2. Tools and equipment required to open a hive are selected and checked prior to use.

1.3. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) hazards associated with opening a hive are identified and actions are taken to minimise risk to self and others.

2. Assess health and condition of brood

2.1. Brood is inspected for signs of disease and, where notifiable disease is observed, appropriate authorities are notified as required by legislation and appropriate action is taken.

2.2. Brood is inspected for evidence of pests and parasites and, where found, appropriate action is taken and appropriate authorities are notified as required by legislation.

2.3. Signs of disease or pest are identified, appropriate samples for testing are collected, and evidence is gathered to support a diagnosis according to relevant standards and protocols.

2.4. Hive is inspected for signs of diseased brood being ejected from hive at entrance or bottom board.

3. 3 Assess health and condition of adult bees

3.1. Flight paths around hive entrance are observed for signs of poor or irregular flight patterns, and for dead or dying bees at hive entrance.

3.2. Adult bees and brood combs are observed for signs of disease and, where notifiable disease is present, appropriate authorities are informed as required by legislation and appropriate action is taken.

3.3. Signs of disease or pest are identified, appropriate samples for testing are collected and evidence is gathered to support a diagnosis according to relevant standards and protocols.

3.4. Biosecurity measures are implemented according to enterprise biosecurity plans and instructions from appropriate authority.

3.5. Results of inspections and any remedial action taken are recorded and used as the basis for future beekeeping operations.


Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCBEK306A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC32010 - Certificate III in Beekeeping