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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage sites for bee keeping 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116270  Manage sites for bee keeping 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Primary Agriculture 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Primary Agriculture 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The learner achieving this unit standard will be able to manage areas within the environment where sites for bees might be established or where opportunities for bee placement might exist. In addition they will be well positioned to extend their learning and practice into other areas of beekeeping and agriculture.

Learners will gain specific knowledge and skills in hive management and will be able to operate in an animal production environment implementing sustainable and economically viable production principles.

They will be capacitated to gain access to the mainstream agricultural sector, in animal production, impacting directly on the sustainability of the sub-sector. The improvement in production technology will also have a direct impact on the improvement of agricultural productivity of the sector. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that a learner attempting this unit standard will demonstrate competence against the following unit standards or equivalent:
  • NQF 2: Consider plant botany during the placement of bee hives.
  • NQF 2: Demonstrate a basic understanding of the structure and functions of a plant.
  • NQF 2: Understand basic soil fertility and plant nutrition. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Whilst range statements have been defined generically to include as wide a set of alternatives as possible, all range statements should be interpreted within the specific context of application.

    Range statements are neither comprehensive nor necessarily appropriate to all contexts. Alternatives must however be comparable in scope and complexity. These are only as a general guide to scope and complexity of what is required. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Evaluate environmental niches that are suitable as bee sites or for bee placement. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Environmental niches for bee sites or placement include but are not limited to areas of natural vegetation, agricultural areas (including plantings requiring pollination by honeybees, forestry areas, urban areas or other sources of flowering plants. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ability to use bee production requirements to evaluate, establish or expand environmental niches, which could be suitable for bee sites or hive placement, are demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The ability to use knowledge of bee plants to evaluate, establish or expand environmental niches, which could be suitable for bee sites or hive placements, is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ability to evaluate the presence, availability and condition of infrastructure against the potential of evaluating, establishing or expanding bee sites or hive placements is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Create infrastructure to facilitate the establishment of a bee site or placement. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Infrastructure includes but is not limited to the provision of water, fencing, access roads, land use permission, transport facilities, availability of bee plants. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Establishment of communication with the landowner to ensure access is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The ability to determine the exact and appropriate location of the proposed bee site or hive placement is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ability to determine and establish the appropriate infrastructure required for the creation of a bee site of hive placement is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Maintain bee sites or placements. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Maintenance includes but is not limited to neatness, good order, fire-proofing, fencing, access, payment, weed control. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ability to ensure on a regular or continuous basis, the maintenance of bee sites or hive placements is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The ability to ensure regular and continuous evaluation of the quality and status of the bee site or placement is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ability to evaluate on a regular basis the usefulness and economic viability of the bee site or placement is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate an understanding and describe basic pollination biology with specific reference to nectar and pollen production in flowering commercial plants and the various pollinating agents. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Pollination biology in plants includes but is not limited to pollination science of the flowers of commercial fruit, vegetable seed, vegetables and cucurbits and natural vegetation.

    Pollinating agents include but are not limited to wind, water, insects, mammals, birds and gravity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An understanding of the anatomy of the flowers of plants requiring pollination is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The physiology of plant pollination with reference to the pollinating agents involved is illustrated and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The physiology of fertilisation and double fertilisation is illustrated and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The physiology of fruit set in all relevant plants is illustrated and described. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The assessment of qualifying learners against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

    It will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which the qualifying learners are working. These activities and tools may include an appropriate combination of self-assessment and peer assessment, formative and summative assessment, portfolios and observations etc.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes; critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge are assessed.

    The specific outcomes must be assessed through observation of performance. Supporting evidence should be used to prove competence of specific outcomes only when they are not clearly seen in the actual performance.

    Essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in its own right, through oral or written evidence and cannot be assessed only by being observed.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a qualifying learner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a qualifying learner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, then they should not be assessed as competent.

    Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found both in performance and in the essential embedded knowledge.

    Performance of specific outcomes must actively affirm target groups of qualifying learners, not unfairly discriminate against them. Qualifying learners should be able to justify their performance in terms of these values.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The person is able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of:
  • Comprehension, identification and understanding of the specific nectar and pollen bearing plant species.
  • Plant botany and pollination science.
  • Sensory observation and evaluation of bee plant pollination.
  • Observation of bee visits to various plants over time.
  • Evaluation of the potential of bee plants areas for production.
  • The purpose of learning about plant pollination.
  • Basic agricultural infrastructure.
  • Public relations.
  • Basic record keeping.
  • Observation of sensory cues in plants and bees. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem Solving: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Teamwork: relates to specific outcomes:
  • Create infrastructure to facilitate the establishment of bee sites or bee placement.
  • Maintain bee sites or placements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self Organisation and Management: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Interpretation of information: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication: relates to specific outcomes
  • Evaluate environmental niches that are suitable as bee sites or for bee placement.
  • Create infrastructure to facilitate the establishment of bee sites or bee placement.
  • Maintain bee sites or placements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Science and technology: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The world as a set: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Personal Development: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49048   National Certificate: Animal Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
    2. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    3. Cedara College of Agriculture 
    4. Heedmorine Training 
    5. Leruo ke Matla Training and Enterprise Development Services 
    6. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    7. Matotomana Training & Gen Trading 
    8. Morwa Agri-development cc 
    9. Mvelo Consultant 
    10. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    11. Selipha Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    12. Setlakala Business Development 
    13. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    14. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    15. Tripple R Training Provider 
    16. Vari Consulting 



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