Rear queen bees

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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
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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 AHCBEK407A, 'Rear queen bees'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Establish conditions and obtain requirements for queen bee rearing

1.1. Breeding stock is selected from productive healthy stock according to established breeding program criteria.

1.2. All tools, equipment and other requirements needed to rear queen bees are obtained and confirmed as being in good repair and serviceable for use.

1.3. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is checked for serviceability and worn and used correctly.

1.4. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) hazards associated with rearing queen bees are identified and action is taken to minimise them.

1.5. Any site quarantine or other biosecurity protocols in force are observed.

1.6. All hives and colonies used for queen bee and drone production are confirmed as being in clean and healthy condition.

1.7. Day-old larvae from the breeder queen bee are selected for grafting and transferred from worker cells into queen cell cups.

1.8. Adequate numbers of nurse bees are confirmed as being present in cell raising colonies.

1.9. Grafted cells are placed into cell starting colonies and then into cell finishing colonies.

2. Establish and monitor the queen mating process

2.1. Ripe queen cells are transferred into the nucleus 10-11 days after grafting.

2.2. Adequate numbers of mature, well nourished and genetically suitable drones are provided during mating period.

2.3. Details of grafting and subsequent placement of cells into nucleus colonies are recorded according to enterprise standards.

2.4. Age of the queen removed from mating colony is recorded.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCBEK407A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC32010 - Certificate III in Beekeeping