New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture (Level 4)

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The Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF; also known as free trades training) supports learners to undertake vocational education and training without fees. The TTAF covers fees until 31 December 2022.

Note: Fees may apply for training continuing after 1 January 2023 on this programme.

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This course is for people who are single source, comb, or medical grade manuka honey producers; pollination service providers; or self-marketing producers.

This programme follows on from the New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture (Level 3)

You will learn to:

  • Implement and monitor annual and seasonal beehive management plans.

  • Implement and monitor a plan for the management of exotic and endemic pests and diseases in the beehive.

  • Implement and monitor a Risk Management Programme for safe beehive products.

  • Analyse beehive management and pest and disease management plans, and recommend improvements.

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

  • have completed New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture (Level 3) or have equivalent knowledge and experience.


Courses Level Credits
4001 - Seasonal Beehive Management 4 15
4002 - Managing Diseases, Pests and Disorders 4 15
4003 - Managing Risk to Food Production and Safety 4 15
4004 - Production of Beehive Products 4 15

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

From 1 January 2023, all NorthTec learners will be part of Te Pūkenga. Please note that these programmes of study are currently under review as part of the reform of vocational education training and may be subject to change.

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Full time


1 semester

Start Dates

Kerikeri: July

Cost Incl. GST (Approx):

Domestic: Fees Free

International: Programme not open to international students

Programme Code


Phone 0800 162 100
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