I applied to receive exam feedback from the British Beekeepers Association on my Module 1 ‘Honeybee Management‘ exam. Even though I passed I like to do this because it’s a chance to get comments from super-insightful expert beekeepers. This year the feedback arrived extra fast and came through my door this week.
Here it is in pdf format, if anyone’s interested: Module 1 feedback – it provides ideal answers for clipping/marking a queen, doing a Pagden style artificial swarm, making up a nucleus, confirming queenlessness, telling the difference between laying workers/a drone laying queen and outlining a ‘Introduction to beekeeping’ talk for beginners.
The examiner’s comments come from Margaret Thomas, who has been keeping bees since 1973 – nearly ten years longer than I’ve been alive. You have to respect that kind of phenomenal experience.
This is the exam paper that I sat: Module 1 March 2012 exam paper.