BBKA Basic Assessment

BBKA Basic Assessment
BBKA Basic Assessment

This is the BBKA’s basic oral and practical assessment that is usually carried out in a local apiary by qualified assessors.

We recommend all beekeepers do it, experienced or not, so long as you have at least one years experience.

It’s very satisfying doing it and gives you more confidence.

It is also a requirement for anyone who wishes to develop their knowledge and take either the modules leading to the Intermediate and Senior Theoretical certificate or the practical General or Advanced certificate in Beekeeping Husbandry.

To encourage you to take the assessment and reward your efforts the Kent Beekeepers Association will refund any member who passes the cost of their exam fee.

For further information about the Basic Assessment, including the current syllabus, please visit the Assessment section of the BBKA website.

If you’d like to apply, please contact the County Examinations Secretary.

4 Responses

  1. Thomasine Rudd says:


    Do we get an entry fee refund if we passed Module 1 please?

    Member of Westerham BKA

    • webmaster says:

      Hello Thomasine,

      Yes – KBKA members receive a full refund of their exam fees if they pass.
      The County Treasurer will be in touch to arrange it – but he is in the process of moving house, and we will shortly be changing Treasurer… so forgive us if there is a bit of a delay!

      If you haven’t heard anything in, say, a month, please get back to us!

      General Secretary – KBKA

  2. Nicola says:

    Hi, How do I get the application from for the Basic practical assessment please ? KBA site says go to the BBKA website to down load but the BBKA site says contact your local exam secretary, please advise thank you

    • webmaster says:

      Hello Nicola – sorry for the delay replying!
      Please contact the County Examinations Secretary ( I have updated this page to reflect that too.

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