Perform queen bee artificial insemination

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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Determine breeding method

1.1. Options for artificial breeding are reviewed to determine most suitable and affordable method in line with breeding objectives.

1.2. Artificial breeding option is selected and matched to resources so as to meet enterprise's queen and drone management program.

1.3. Resource requirements of breeding programs are identified, sourced and arranged.

1.4. Program schedules are prepared according to available resources.

1.5. Suitable clothing and work environment for self and breeding support staff are made available and comply with Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and enterprise requirements.

2. Implement breeding method

2.1. Genetic material is obtained from reliable and legitimate sources.

2.2. Genetic material is received, checked and stored to ensure maximum viability and program outcomes, according to industry codes of practice.

2.3. Rearing times are managed so that queen bees and drones are of appropriate age and condition when AI is scheduled to occur.

2.4. Semen is collected from drones and queens are prepared and inseminated using hygienic techniques to minimise risk of contamination.

2.5. After insemination, queen is placed in a colony of suitable strength and monitored to determine whether further insemination or treatments with carbon dioxide are required.

3. Monitor and maintain program

3.1. Adjustments in genetic material transfer practices are reviewed to enhance success of future programs.

3.2. Data on genetic material transfer programs is documented and maintained according to enterprise requirements.

3.3. Success rates are determined from breeding objectives and are calculated and used to determine success of AI program.

3.4. Information is supplied to relevant authorities to promote research and improvements in industry practice.

3.5. Necessary modifications to queen and drone management program are identified and recorded to assist continuous improvement processes.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCBEK402A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC32010 - Certificate III in Beekeeping