Module 6 Revision Study Group 2017

Aims of Course

This course is suitable for those who :-

  • Have kept bees for at least 2 years and
  • Have Basic Certificate and
  • Have studied Module 6 in some detail


The 16 hour study sessions over 8 meetings is divided into :- 

  • 12 Hours – either Seend OR Chippenham group.
  • 4 Hours combined sessions in Devizes


6 x Seend or Chippenham Group sessions will be held on Mondays, between 7.30pm – 9.30pm.
2 x Combined Group sessions will be held on Tuesdays, between 7.30pm – 9.30pm.

                  Meetings: See Education main page for course dates

 The sessions will cover answers to Module 6 questions, for example:-

  • How can a colony of 50,000 bees live in harmony – most of the time –  in an area roughly 18”X18”X27” (1 brood & 3 super boxes)?
  • Who makes the decisions in the colony? How?
  • How do bees communicate? Once inside the hive there is little that they can see.
  • How do they know where to get to the best forage?
  • What alerts them to vary the type of forage – it may change daily.
  • How is nectar, with possibly 70% water content changed to honey with under 20% and with added enzymes?
  • What leads to swarming?
  • How is a new “des res” chosen?

Further details on BBKA Modules can be found here

Please contact Dick Church, Education Co-ordinator, for further details. education @  (take out the spaces)