Domain - Apiculture

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Level 2

Demonstrate knowledge of beehive, and beehive frame assembly and repair
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Version 3 This unit standard and unit standard 19984 were replaced by unit standard 30843.

19883 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of beehive, and beehive frame assembly and repair.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Construct and repair beehives, and beehive frames
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard and unit standard 19883 were replaced by unit standard 30843.

19884 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to construct and repair beehives and beehive frames

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Open and close a beehive, work in an apiary, and feed a beehive
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 30782 and unit standard 30783.

19885 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: assemble and identify beekeeping equipment and protective clothing; fit and adjust protective clothing, and prepare to open a beehive; open and close a beehive, and recognise brood, bees, and food stores; demonstrate safe working practices in an apiary, and describe the effects of bee stings; and feed a beehive.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Demonstrate knowledge of disease in the bee colony
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Version 3

19886 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: the signs of a healthy bee colony, and inspection techniques; the signs of ill health and disease in a bee colony, disinfection requirements, and apiary site management in the presence of disease.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Identify disease in a bee colony, and conduct apiary site management in the presence of disease
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Version 3

19887 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: carry out beehive inspections, and identify the signs of a healthy bee colony; and identify the signs of ill health and disease in a bee colony, carry out disinfection requirements, and conduct apiary site management in the presence of disease.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Demonstrate knowledge of the New Zealand beekeeping industry, and career and training opportunities
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3

19888 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: the New Zealand beekeeping industry; career and training opportunities relevant to the New Zealand beekeeping industry; and sources of information available to the beekeeper.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Prepare a beehive for wintering
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Version 3 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 30784.

19889 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to prepare a beehive for wintering.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Requeen a beehive
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Version 3 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 30785.

19890 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to introduce queen bee cells into a beehive, and introduce a caged queen bee into a beehive.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Describe physical characteristics of bees and their behaviour
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Version 3 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 30791.

19893 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the physical features of bees; the caste system of bees; and the development, behaviour, and function of bees in a beehive.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Describe bee feeding, feeders and types of bee feed
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Version 2 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 30790.

25893 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: the benefits, procedures, and precautions associated with bee feeding; the features, modes of operation, suitability, advantages and disadvantages of bee feeders; and advantages and disadvantages of bee feeds.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Describe honey bees, beehives, bee stings, bee diseases, and honey harvesting and processing
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2

25899 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: honey bees and their life cycle; the functions and life expectancy of honey bees, the ways in which they identify flowers, and the consequences of honey bees drifting to other hives; the signs of a person stung by a bee, precautions to avoid bee stings, and procedures for bee sting removal; the major components, and the location of the bee space, in a beehive; American foulbrood (AFB) and the prevalence of varroa mite in New Zealand beehives; and honey harvesting and processing.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Feed bees in beehives under close supervision

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Version 1 This unit standard and unit standard 30783 replaced unit standard 19885.

30782 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to prepare for feeding bees in beehives; open beehives for feeding and feed bees; and close beehives after feeding.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Open and close beehives under close supervision

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Version 1 This unit standard and unit standard 30782 replaced unit standard 19885.

30783 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to prepare to open beehives; open beehives and carry out beehive inspections; and close beehives.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate understanding of honey bee physical features, castes, bee stings and beehive health

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standard 19893.

30791 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate understanding of: the key external physical features of the honey bee; bee castes; the human reaction to bee stings; and beehive health.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate understanding of managing bee behaviour, and assist with beehive manipulations, under close supervision

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Version 1

30794 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate understanding of managing bee behaviour when manipulating hives; and assist with beehive manipulations in a range of conditions.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate understanding of the process, role and significance of plant pollination by bees

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Version 1

30796 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate understanding of: the process of pollination; the role of the honey bee in plant pollination; and the significance of pollination to New Zealand''s primary industries.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate understanding of beekeeping equipment and honey extraction, and use equipment for routine operations

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Version 1

30797 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate understanding of the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in beekeeping operations; use beekeeping equipment for routine beekeeping operations; and demonstrate understanding of honey extraction.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Level 3

Remove honey from beehives, and assist with extraction of honey and product processing
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 25889 and unit standard 25890. This unit standard replaced unit standard 47.

19891 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to remove honey supers from beehives, and assist with extraction of honey and product processing.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Describe beehive transport requirements, and transport and establish beehives on site

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Version 4

19892 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the transport requirements for beehives to new apiary locations; prepare beehives for transport; transport beehives; and describe property entry, access requirements and selection of a new apiary site, and prepare, unload and establish beehives at the new site.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of endemic and exotic bee diseases, disorders, pests, and conditions
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 30787.

20250 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: significant endemic bee diseases, disorders, and pests, and their control; minor endemic bee diseases, and pests, and their control; minor endemic bee conditions, and their control; and significant exotic bees, bee diseases, and pests, and their control.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Demonstrate knowledge of plants and their role in beekeeping
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Version 3 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 30788.

20254 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: parts of flowers, and the process of flowering; the relationship between flowering plants and bees; the way in which factors relating to weather, seasons, and soil influence flowering patterns and honey flows; nectar and pollen, and their contribution to bee nutrition; and flowering plants which are common sources of honey.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Demonstrate knowledge of the varroa mite and its control in the beekeeping industry
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard and unit standard 20258 were replaced by unit standard 30789.

20257 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: the history of varroa mite in New Zealand, and implications for the beekeeping industry; the life cycle and population growth of the varroa mite; the effects of the varroa mite on bee colonies; the methods for detection and evaluation of varroa mite infestations; chemical and biotechnical controls of varroa mite; and the use and timing of integrated pest management (IPM) for varroa mite control.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Demonstrate knowledge of American foulbrood (AFB) and its control in the beekeeping industry
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard and unit standard 20257 were replaced by unit standard 30789.

20258 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: American foulbrood (AFB) in the New Zealand context; the life cycle of AFB and visual symptoms of a brood infected with AFB; the natural progression of AFB in a beehive, and transfer of AFB between beehives; disease inspection and diagnosis of AFB in a bee colony; the management of beehives infected with AFB and infected equipment; and the factors contributing to elimination of AFB in beekeeping operations.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Remove honey supers from beehives
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Version 2 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 30792. This unit standard and unit standard 25890 replaced unit standard 19891.

25889 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to remove honey supers from beehives.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Assist with the commercial extraction of honey and product processing
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Version 2 This unit standard and unit standard 25889 replaced unit standard 19891.

25890 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to assist with the commercial extraction of honey and product processing.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Extract honey

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Version 3

25894 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to extract honey.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of honey grading, creaming, and packing
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Version 2

25896 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: the techniques and criteria used for honey grading; honey granulation, and creaming; and the process of honey packing.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Describe the export system and certification requirements for bee producers and bee products
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Version 2

25898 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: the export system for bee products; the export documentation requirements from apiarist to honey house manager; the export documentation requirements from honey house manager to packer, storage, and further processing; and the export documentation requirements for final honey premises.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Describe and carry out wintering down of beehives

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Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 19889.

30784 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe and carry out wintering down of beehives.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Describe re-queening and re-queen a beehive

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Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 19890.

30785 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People who are credited with this unit standard are able to: describe re-queening; and prepare a beehive and introduce a new queen bee cell or mated caged queen.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of plants that provide feed for bees and harvest declarations

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Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 20254.

30788 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe flower biology and how bees obtain food; demonstrate knowledge of local bee flora and the influence of weather on honey flow; demonstrate knowledge of plants that contribute to poisonous honey, honey dew or bee toxicity; and describe, locate, and complete a harvest declaration.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Describe American foulbrood, varroa mite, and other bee pests and diseases found in New Zealand

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Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 20257 and unit standard 20258.

30789 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe American foulbrood (AFB) and varroa mite; and demonstrate knowledge of other bee pests and diseases found in New Zealand.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Assess beehive health, monitor beehive feed requirements, and feed bees

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Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 25893.

30790 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: assess beehive health; describe feed requirements of bees; and monitor the feed requirements of the beehive and supply feed as required.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Carry out honey harvesting

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Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 25889.

30792 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: remove honey supers from beehives and remove bees from honey supers; and check beehives, and transport and store honey supers for extraction.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Carry out an apiary pest and disease management plan over an apiculture season

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Version 2

30795 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: carry out disease inspection tasks on beehives and record inspection details; carry out and record pest and disease control measures; and record and review activities of the pest and disease management plan over an apiculture season.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of bees, the bee life cycle and adult bee behaviour patterns

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Version 2

30798 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the caste system of bees and the physical features of bees; demonstrate knowledge of the life cycle of bees in a beehive; and describe adult bees in terms of their behaviour patterns.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Describe swarming and methods for swarm control, control a swarm, and unite and divide beehives

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Version 2

30799 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe swarming, the methods for swarm control and control a swarm; and unite and divide beehives.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Identify and describe beehive construction equipment, and construct and repair beehives

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Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 19883 and unit standard 19884.

30843 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the equipment and materials used for beehive construction; and identify and assemble equipment, and construct and repair beehive boxes and frames.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Level 4

Manipulate beehives in spring, evaluate queen performance, and requeen beehives
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 30786.

20249 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: manipulate beehives in spring to maximise honey production; check, and report on queen bee performance; and determine the need for requeening, and requeen the beehive.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Use and maintain a honey processing plant
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Version 3

20251 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: process honey and by-products in a honey processing plant; and carry out maintenance, cleaning, and closing down procedures in the honey house.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Rear queen bees
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Version 2 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 25891 and unit standard 25892.

20252 Unit Standard 9 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe the process of rearing queen bees, and rear queen bees.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Plan and manage beehives for pollination programmes
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Version 3

20253 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to plan pollination programmes, and manage beehives for pollination programmes.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Demonstrate knowledge of the role of bees in arable crop, orchard and pasture pollination

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Version 4

20255 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of the contribution of bees to pollination of arable crop, orchard and pasture production; describe factors affecting the numbers of beehives required for crop or orchard pollination; and describe bees for pollination and their management.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Describe honey and honey production, and the production processes for beehive products

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Version 4

20256 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: the properties and types of honey, the process of honey production, and the factors affecting honey quality; the properties and production processes of beehive products other than honey, and the factors affecting beehive product quality; and the honey processing procedures to minimise the risk of product contamination.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Describe the process of rearing queen bees
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard and unit standard 25892 replaced unit standard 20252.

25891 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe the process of rearing queen bees.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Rear queen bees
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard and unit standard 25891 replaced unit standard 20252.

25892 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to rear queen bees.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Describe risk management programmes (RMPs) and the Code of Practice (COP) for honey houses
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Version 2

25897 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: the requirements of the Animal Products Act 1999 relevant to RMPs for bee products, and the process of verification of RMP; the components of RMP for honey houses; the types and sources of hazards relevant to honey, and their controls; the relevance of the COP for honey houses; and the labelling requirements for honey.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Implement and monitor a seasonal beehive management plan

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Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 20249.

30786 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: implement key beehive management operations; and monitor beehives in accordance with the seasonal hive management plan.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of significant exotic bees, bee diseases, disorders, pests, and bee management practices

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Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 20250.

30787 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of significant exotic bees, bee diseases, disorders, pests, and bee management practices.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Implement and monitor food safety procedures in an apiculture operation

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Version 2

30793 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to implement and monitor food safety procedures in an apiculture operation.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Implement and monitor a beehive nutritional management plan

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Version 2

30800 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to implement and monitor a beehive nutritional management plan.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Describe the nutritional requirements of bees and feeding regimes for bees in different seasonal conditions

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Version 2

30801 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: the nutritional requirements of bees; and feeding regimes for bees in different seasonal conditions.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Describe flowering plants and their role in beekeeping

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Version 2

30802 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: the relationship between flowering plants and bees, the function of nectar and pollen, and practical applications of moving bees; the way in which factors relating to weather, seasons, and soil influence flowering patterns and honey flows; nectar and pollen, and their contribution to bee nutrition; and flowering plants which are common sources of honey and pollen.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Research the operation of, and develop a business strategy for, an apiculture business
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2

30803 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: research the operation of, and develop a business strategy, for an apiculture business.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Implement and monitor a bee disease management plan, and recommend changes

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Version 2

30804 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: implement and monitor a bee disease management plan; and recommend changes.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Describe the queen bee and drone bee life cycles, anatomy and reproduction processes

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Version 2

31605 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people working in a queen bee rearing context. People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: queen and drone life cycles, reproductive anatomy, queen egg fertilisation and caste determination as it relates to reproduction; the role of the drone when mating, mating behaviour, and effects of weather, chemicals and nutrition; and queen bee rearing impulses and pheromones.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Prepare a seasonal queen bee rearing management plan

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Version 2

31606 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people working in a queen bee rearing context. People who are credited with this unit standard are able to prepare a seasonal queen bee rearing management plan.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of genetics, bee breeding programmes, and instrumental insemination of queen bees

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31607 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people working in a queen bee rearing context. People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe genetics in relation to bee breeding; and demonstrate knowledge of the importance of bee breeding programmes and instrumental insemination of queen bees for stock improvement.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of, and carry out, hive manipulations for queen bee rearing

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31608 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people working in a queen bee rearing context. People who are credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of beehive manipulations and nutrition; and carry out hive manipulations for queen bee rearing.

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Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Prepare a nucleus beehive suitable for producing mated queen bees, and introduce and monitor the queen cell until mated

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31609 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people working in a queen bee rearing context. People who are credited with this unit standard are able to: select and prepare equipment and beehives to make up a nucleus beehive; prepare for, and make up a nucleus beehive, introduce a queen cell and monitor until mated.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Assess breeder queen bees and undertake breeder queen bee selection
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31610 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people working in a queen bee rearing context. People who are credited with this unit standard are able to: identify selection criteria for breeder queen bees and develop a selection criteria template; and assess beehive characteristics to identify suitable breeder queen bees for selection.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Prepare for and graft queen bees and distribute for domestic supply

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31611 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people working in a queen bee rearing context. People who are credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare equipment and establish cell builder beehives to accept grafted larvae; graft larvae; and remove queen bee cells and mated caged queen bees and distribute for domestic supply.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Implement a pest and disease management plan for queen bee rearing

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31612 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people working in a queen bee rearing context. People credited with this unit standard are able to: implement a pest and disease management plan and control methods for a queen bee rearing operation; and maintain disease compliance requirements, including record keeping and reporting, and describe compliance procedures for American foulbrood (AFB).

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Identify goals and objectives, and develop a business strategy for a queen bee rearing business
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31613 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people working in a queen bee rearing context. People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify the goals and objectives; and identify a business opportunity and develop a strategy and action plan for implementing a business strategy, for a queen bee rearing business.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Describe the selection criteria for breeder queen bees and beehive characteristics

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32204 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people working in a queen bee rearing context. People who are credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the selection criteria for breeder queen bees and develop a selection criteria template; and describe beehive characteristics suitable for breeder queen bees.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Analyse beehive management and pest and disease management plans, and recommend improvements

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32205 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to analyse beehive management and pest and disease management plans, and recommend improvements.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Analyse seasonal queen bee rearing and pest and disease management plans, and recommend improvements

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32206 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to analyse seasonal queen bee rearing and pest and disease management plans, and recommend improvements.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Level 5

Describe and prepare for artificial insemination, and artificially inseminate queen honey bees
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25895 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people working in a queen bee rearing context. People who are credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the advantages and disadvantages of artificial insemination, and problems caused by anatomical features of queen honey bees; rear sexually mature queen bees and drones and synchronise sexual maturity, sterilise the laboratory and equipment; catch drones and remove semen; and anaesthetise the queen honey bee with carbon dioxide (CO2) and inseminate, and maintain records; in accordance with industry standards.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Data as at 23 April 2024