New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture
Level 3

New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture (Level 3)

  • Study for free

    Explore fees-free training options here.

  • Locations and dates

    Marlborough:

    29 August 2022

    Richmond:

    29 August 2022
  • Study options

    Part-time

  • Length

    36 weeks part-time, including 3 weeks of study breaks.

  • Total credits

    65

  • Fees

    2022: $3,012 plus $130 Student Services Levy

    Compulsory Student Services Fee also applies ($240 for fulltime students).
    Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection. View course details for individual fees.

  • National qualification code

    NZ2223

Free programme. New programme.

The international demand for manuka honey and other beehive products has prompted Apiculture to become one of our fastest-growing primary industries.

This programme is eligible for fees-free under the Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF). Find full details about the fund here.(external link)
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The impact of this is a shortage of skilled workers and has led the Apiculture industry to be listed on New Zealand’s Immediate Skills Shortage List.  

Graduates of this new programme will be able to work as an assistant beekeeper for commercial operators, as an independent beekeeper with a small number of beehives or even develop their own business.  

Alternatively, you will be able to pathway into Level 4 Apiculture training, either as a Leading Hand or specialising in queen bee rearing.  

During this programme, you will gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to manage your own beehives throughout a beekeeping season and be exposed to commercial apiarists in your local area. You will also complete an American Foulbrood (AFB) disease recognition course as part of this programme. 

This programme is delivered with blended learning, with two Saturday block courses per month at the Marlborough Campus, and two Sunday block courses at the Richmond Campus. Please see the programme delivery block for more information. 

Note: The programme will commence on 30 August 2021 with an online orientation, the practical weekend block course starts the following week. During orientation, your tutor will outline the delivery if the block course is impacted by COVID-19 alert levels.

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