New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture & Small Business (Level 3)

Kaikohe, Kaitaia
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About this programme

This full-time conjoint programme includes the New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture (Level 3) and New Zealand Certificate in Business (Introduction to Small Business) (Level 3).

Do you want to learn to run your own beekeeping business? You can learn all the basic skills required for successful apiculture, and combine it with the knowledge to be able to run a small business. Demand for pollination services also continues to increase with NZ’s primary industry dependent on the pollination of fruit and crops for its survival. If you have ever wanted to have your own beehive or want to work in the apiculture industry then this programme is for you.

What you will learn

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • You’ll learn all the fundamentals of beekeeping, as well as how to manipulate hives and implement disease control measures. You’ll also be able to transport hives safely and establish them in new sites.

  • This programme will teach you how to identify business opportunities, assess their feasibility and viability, and produce a plan to establish a small business.

  • You’ll also learn some technological knowledge and skills which will assist you in setting up and operating a small business.

Apiculture Courses Level Credits
AP301000 - Beekeeping Fundamentals 3 15
AP301001 - Manipulating Hives 3 20
AP301002 - Beehive Disease Management Planning 3 15
AP301003 - Beehive Disease Management Control 3 15
Small Business Courses Level Credits
SB3.03 - Small Business and Stakeholders 3 15
SB3.04 - Small Business Operations 3 15
SB3.01 - Small Business Opportunities 3 15
SB3.02 - Small Business Planning 3 15

Entry Requirements

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences

  • be able to read, write and communicate in English at a basic level

  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

Qualification gained

New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture (Level 3)
New Zealand Certificate in Business (Introduction to Small Business) (Level 3)

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. Fees are an indication, include GST and apply to domestic students only. View terms and conditions

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Full time


1 year

Start Dates

Kaikohe: February

Kaitaia: February

Cost Incl. GST (Approx):

Domestic: $2,333.81

Student levy may apply


International: Programme not open to international students

Programme Code

NZ2223 & NZ2454

Phone 0800 162 100
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