Yesterday I came home to a long-awaited letter. As soon as I saw the British Beekeeping Association’s address on the back, I realised it must be my Module 1 Honeybee Management exam results.
Opening exam results is hard, isn’t it? I remember a girl at 6th Form College who walked around for hours shakily clutching her A-level results envelope, too terrified to open it. I never did found out what she got. As I stared at the envelope I was hit by a feeling of doom. Even though I had felt positive afterwards on the day in March, in the weeks since I’d thought up plenty of mistakes I’d made and visualised tight-lipped examiners tutting and sighing at my messy writing.
Luckily, the feeling of doom was unfounded and in the battle of woman vs beekeeping exam…woman won!
Yay! Very relieved that I won’t have to revise frame sizes or how to wire a frame ever again. Next I hope to do Module 3 on diseases in November, so that I can inflict lots of gruesome photos of yucky gooey larvae on my rapidly decreasing blog visitors.
Here’s the BBKA Module 1 exam paper. The questions weren’t too bad, they could have been a lot nastier to us. I’ve marked the ones I answered in Sections B & C. Many thanks as always to the Mid Bucks Beekeeping Association, who produce excellent free Module study notes, and to the elder beekeepers in Ealing who take the time to patiently pass on all their years of bee knowledge.