New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture (Queen Bee Rearing)
Level 4

New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture (Queen Bee Rearing) (Level 4)

  • NMIT is part of Te Pūkenga

    This means that you will now graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification. Read more

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  • Total credits


  • Fees

    2023: $2,976 plus $120 Student Services Levy

    Compulsory Student Services Levy applies ($2 per credit).

    Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection.

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Bee a part of supporting the Apiculture industry by gaining the skills and knowledge to rear queen bees.

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You will learn to rear queen bees for a commercial operation or to operate a queen-rearing operation of your own. Graduates will be able to work independently, could supervise others and will be well-received by industry.  

Designed to enable you to rear queen bees for a commercial operation, or so you may operate your own queen-rearing business, this programme will teach you to work independently and how to supervise others.

Apiculture is one of New Zealand's fastest-growing industries, and graduates of this programme will be well-received by industry as it will benefit from having a supply of quality queen bees to ensure genetic diversification to establish and restock existing and new hives.

In addition, the wider community and Aotearoa will benefit from having a supply of queen bees to enable new or restocked hives to operate effectively and contribute to the supply of bees for pollination, which ensures the ongoing collection of food sources.

NMIT is the only tertiary provider of this industry-recognised training pathway in Te Tauihu, the Top of the South Island.










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