Select and establish an apiary site

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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
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Wiki Markup
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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
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 AHCBEK405A, 'Select and establish an apiary site'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Plan to select and establish an apiary site

1.1. Criteria for selecting a site are established.

1.2. Suitable locality in which to search for site is identified.

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

1.4. Tools and equipment required to select and establish an apiary site are selected and checked prior to use.

1.5. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) hazards associated with selecting and establishing an apiary site are identified and actions are taken to minimise risk to self and others.

2. Select the apiary site

2.1. Detailed information about potential sites in selected locality is gathered and analysed using site selection criteria.

2.2. Capacity of available flora to support desired number of hives at site is determined.

2.3. Most suitable site(s) is selected.

2.4. Precise area(s) within site to place hives is selected taking into account proximity to flora, water, gates, stockyards and movement of the sun.

2.5. Permission to locate beehives at site is obtained from land owner or manager.

3. Establish the apiary at the selected sit

3.1. Access of bees to floral sources and water is monitored and hives are repositioned as required or a new site is sought.

3.2. Where required, supplementary feeds of nectar and/or protein substitutes are provided at concentration and frequency required by bees to obtain desired results.

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

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCBEK405A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC32010 - Certificate III in Beekeeping