This week I got a nice letter through the door. This is what it said:
I was pleased and surprised. I knew before I opened the envelope what it was and got a sudden feeling that I had failed. Not so 🙂
They also sent the exam paper through, here is a pdf copy I made of it. I’ve starred the second page questions I answered. The depressing thing is that looking at the questions I bet I wouldn’t pass if I took the exam right now! I’m ok at cramming things in temporarily but then it all drops out of my head again. My brain just isn’t big enough to hold all the info in.
Should say a special thank you to the Mid Bucks Beekeepers Association. The study notes they’ve put together for each BBKA module are completely free and amazing. Without them to have a quick look at while sitting on the bus I doubt I’d have passed. They’ve also produced notes for the Basic Assessment. All their study notes can be found under the Categories section on the right hand side of their website. It is amazing how generous beekeepers like them are with their knowledge.
[Edit: later in the year I received feedback on my answers, see my later BBKA exam feedback post for a copy of the comments].
More revision/Module 6 themed posts:
- 1st Honey bee behaviour revision post: bee jobs
- 2nd Honey bee behaviour revision post: honey bee mating
- 3rd Honey bee behaviour revision post: the queen’s egg laying behaviour and seasonal variations in the size of a colony
- 4th Honey bee behaviour revision post: social organisation of the colony
- 5th Honey bee behaviour revision post: bee communication
- 6th Honey bee behaviour revision post: bee foraging
- BBKA exam feedback