Unit of competency details

AHCBEK403 - Produce and harvest royal jelly (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 27/Jun/2016

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to AHCBEK308 - Produce and harvest royal jellyCode changed to reflect AQF alignment Minor changes to Performance Criteria for clarity Updated Performance Evidence and Knowledge Evidence 18/Dec/2018
Supersedes and is equivalent to AHCBEK403A - Produce and harvest royal jellyThis unit is equivalent to AHCBEK403A Produce and harvest royal jelly. 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 produce and harvest royal jelly.

This unit applies to beekeepers who analyse information and exercise judgement to complete a range of advanced skilled activities and demonstrate deep knowledge in a specific technical area. They have accountability for the work of others and analyse, design and communicate solutions to a range of complex problems.

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 produce and harvest royal jelly

1.1 Select and use personal protective equipment (PPE)

1.2 Identify work health and safety hazards associated with working with bees and take appropriate action to minimise risks to self and others

1.3 Assess hive for suitability for production of royal jelly

1.4 Prepare hive and put in artificial queen bee cells

1.5 Graft bee larvae

1.6 Stimulate production of royal jelly

1.7 Ensure production equipment is clean and sanitised

2. Collect and store royal jelly

2.1 Adhere to personal hygiene requirements, including washed hands and wearing clean clothing

2.2 Ensure collection and storage equipment is clean and sanitised

2.3 Remove larvae carefully from cell with a grafting tool so as not to contaminate jelly, and discard larvae

2.4 Remove royal jelly from each cell

2.5 Filter royal jelly through fine nylon net to remove traces of wax or larvae

2.6 Place harvested royal jelly into appropriate hygienic containers, avoiding excessive exposure to air, and refrigerate immediately

3. Finalise tasks

3.1 Check and clean equipment and return to store area

3.2 Keep and maintain records

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 AHCBEK403A Produce and harvest royal jelly.

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:

  • prepare hives for royal jelly collection
  • handle bees
  • graft larvae and stimulating royal jelly production
  • remove larvae
  • collect and store royal jelly
  • keep records of royal jelly production for food safety and quality assurance requirements.

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of:

  • correct cleaning and sanitation methods
  • food safety requirements
  • quality assurance requirements designed for the honey industry
  • the role of nurse bees in royal jelly production
  • bee biology.

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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