This course will provide the participant with all the basic information required to conduct beekeeping in the Caribbean. It was developed for new Caribbean beekeepers as well as those with less than two (2) years worth of experience.
The IAC will deliver all the basic information required to understand bees, beekeeping and hive products through this online course using two different methods: presentations and videos. Traditionally, the art of learning beekeeping was done via in-person training however, with the rise of COVID-19, video training has now replaced in-person training, a first for the Caribbean. The Course Outline and Guidance Notes for completion of the course are included here. This online beekeeping course consists of 17 modules, as follows:
We cater to children, youths and adults.
For each module, participants will be evaluated in two (2) ways:
Online quizzes. Each module will have its own online quiz which will evaluate the participants’ ability to understand and assimilate the relevant content.
Videos. Participants will be required to submit a video on the module to the course coordinators in order to assess their understanding of the content in a real-life context. Participants can use drawing, visit beekeepers or use their own equipment in order to prepare videos.
The IAC hopes to partner with mentor beekeepers in each country via the Association of Caribbean Beekeeping Organisations (ACBO). The purpose of the mentors will be to lend support to beekeepers completing the course in their respective countries through an apprenticeship programme. The country beekeeping mentors will be identified based on the country registration for the course.
At the end of the course, the participant should have a basic knowledge and understanding of beekeeping as well as be able to set up and maintain their own apiary.
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