Unit of competency details

AHCBEK302 - Manipulate honey bee brood (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
(View details for release 2) Current19/Dec/2018
1 (this release)Replaced 27/Jun/2016

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to AHCBEK302A - Manipulate honey bee broodThis unit is equivalent to AHCBEK302A Manipulate honey bee brood. 26/Jun/2016


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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 050105 Animal Husbandry  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 050105 Animal Husbandry  14/Oct/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release

TP Version

Comment

1

AHCv1.0

Initial release

Application

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to manipulate a honey bee brood to achieve desired outcomes.

This unit applies to beekeepers who take responsibility for their own work and for the quality of the work of others. They use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Pre-requisite Unit

Nil.

Unit Sector

Beekeeping (BEK)

Elements and Performance Criteria

Element

Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare to manipulate brood combs

1.1 Clarify reason for manipulating brood and plan appropriate sequence of actions

1.2 Select tools and equipment required to manipulate brood and check prior to use

1.3 Identify work health and safety hazards associated with manipulating brood and take actions to minimise risk to self and others

1.4 Select and use suitable personal protective equipment (PPE) and check prior to use

1.5 Observe site quarantine or other biosecurity protocols in force

1.6 Identify risks to colony, including to brood and queen bee, and take actions to minimise likelihood and consequences of risks

2. Manipulate brood

2.1 Open hive and remove combs in planned sequence and place in suitable position

2.2 Replace frames in same or new sequence and position, or remove to another hive according to purposes for which brood is being manipulated

2.3 Monitor hive and colony after the manipulation process and take appropriate action if needed to minimise any disturbance to brood

2.4 Dispose of waste materials appropriately

Foundation Skills

Foundation Skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Range of Conditions

Unit Mapping Information

This unit is equivalent to AHCBEK302A Manipulate honey bee brood.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c6399549-9c62-4a5e-bf1a-524b2322cf72

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release

TP Version

Comment

1

AHCv1.0

Initial release

Performance Evidence

The candidate must be assessed on their ability to integrate and apply the performance requirements of this unit in a workplace setting. Performance must be demonstrated consistently over time and in a suitable range of contexts.

The candidate must provide evidence that they can:

  • correctly wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • determine when and how a honey bee brood should be manipulated to achieve a desired outcome
  • identify hazards and implement safe work procedures handling bees
  • handle materials and equipment
  • use a bee smoker
  • open hives and remove and reposition frames safely with minimal damage or unintended disturbance to brood
  • clean up on completion of work.

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of:

  • principles and practices of brood manipulation
  • biosecurity involved when moving bees
  • bee behaviour
  • bee handling techniques
  • different types of manipulation that may be used to achieve desired result
  • fire risk level
  • purposes for which brood may be manipulate.

Assessment Conditions

Assessors must satisfy current standards for RTOs.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c6399549-9c62-4a5e-bf1a-524b2322cf72

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