New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture (Queen Bee Rearing)

Otago Polytechnic Ltd

Subject area

Beekeeping

Qualification

Check out Fees Free to see whether you are eligible for a year of fees-free study or two years industry training. Contact your provider to confirm your study options meet the criteria.

Entry requirements

Graduates are expected to have completed an industry approved American Foulbrood recognition and destruction course. For information on courses available contact Apiculture New Zealand - www.apinz.org.nz.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the apiculture industry with individuals who have the knowledge and skills to rear queen bees.

The industry will benefit from having a supply of quality queen bees to ensure genetic diversification to establish and restock existing and new hives. The wider community (including parks and gardens) and New Zealand as a whole will benefit from having a supply of queen bees to enable new or restocked hives to operate effectively and contribute to the supply of bees for pollination which ensures the on-going supply of food sources.

Graduates will be able to work independently and could supervise others.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Agriculture at this level can earn:

$37,000

Median earnings one year after study

$39,000

Median earnings two years after study

$42,000

Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

60%

Employment rate two years after study

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

First Foundation Scholarship

Provided by:

First Foundation - Student Programme Manager

Website:

http://firstfoundation.org.nz/

Value:

$12,000

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Bashford-Nicholls Trust Vocational Study Scholarships

Provided by:

Royce Nicholls Trust/Margaret Bashford Trust

Website:

https://bashford-nicholls.org.nz/

Value:

$1,000

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 762 786
Phone: (03) 477 3014
Fax: (03) 471 6870
Email: info@op.ac.nz
Web: http://www.otagopolytechnic.ac.nz

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

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