Trap and store pollen

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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
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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 AHCBEK406A, 'Trap and store pollen'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare to trap and store pollen

1.1. Colony is assessed for suitability for pollen collection.

1.2. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is selected and used.

1.3. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) hazards associated with working with bees are identified and appropriate action is taken to minimise risks to self and others.

1.4. All equipment used in process of collecting pollen is cleaned and sanitised according to food safety requirements and enterprise procedures.

2. Collect pollen

2.1. Suitable pollen trapping mechanism is constructed and installed in hive.

2.2. Personal hygiene requirements are met, including washed hands and clean clothing.

2.3. Pollen is collected at appropriate frequency, depending on its intended use as bee feed or for human consumption.

2.4. Risk of theft by ants is assessed and steps are taken to reduce likelihood of this occurring.

2.5. Risk of colony decline is assessed and pollen collection is stopped if necessary.

2.6. Pollen is temporarily stored in a suitable container to be transported to processing facilities.

3. Process pollen

3.1. Pollen is cleaned to remove all foreign material.

3.2. Pollen is air dried until moisture content is appropriate to prevent fermentation and deterioration.

3.3. Pollen is stored appropriately and according to its intended use.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCBEK406A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC32010 - Certificate III in Beekeeping