This means that you will now graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification. Read more
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A 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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Feel the buzz and kick-start your career in the apiculture industry today by learning a range of work-ready skills.
Ease into the basics of this beekeeping programme, designed for backyard beekeepers or anyone curious about the industry and keen to gain useful general knowledge.
In just six months, you'll learn the basics of beekeeping and build two hives, all in time to extract your honey in February. We'll even supply you with the materials for your first beehive.
By having two hives, you can use one to help support the other if a hive is weakened by disease, limited food sources or other issues. Don't worry, we'll teach you all about hive health too.
Dion Mundy, apiculture tutor at NMIT in Marlborough, says,
You will learn 16 practical apiculture production tasks, including:
This is the ideal pathway into the New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture, Level 3(external link), to become an assistant beekeeper and to support you in completing an American Foulbrood (AFB)(external link) course.