Rear queen bees

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
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
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

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 AHCBEK407, 'Rear queen bees'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Establish conditions and obtain requirements for queen bee rearing

1.1 Select breeding stock from productive healthy stock or purchase breeder queen bee

1.2 Obtain all tools and equipment needed to rear queen bees

1.3 Select and use personal protective equipment

1.4 Identify work health and safety hazards and take action to minimise them

1.5 Observe site quarantine or other biosecurity protocols in force

1.6 Confirm all hives and colonies used for queen bee and drone production are in a clean and healthy condition

1.7 Select day-old larvae from the breeder queen bee for grafting and transfer from worker cells into queen cell cups

1.8 Confirm an adequate number of nurse bees are present in cell raising colonies

1.9 Use a suitable method for cell production

2. Establish and monitor the queen mating process

2.1 Transfer ripe queen cells into the nucleus 10 to 11 days after grafting

2.2 Provide an adequate number of mature, well-nourished and genetically suitable drones during mating period

2.3 Record details of grafting and subsequent placement of cells into nucleus colonies

2.4 Record the age of the queen removed from mating colony