New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture (Level 4)


Online with weekend block courses in:

  • Dunedin (Momona Hall)
  • North Auckland (Orewa)
  • Christchurch - Ohoka, Rangiora (Mandeville Fire Station)
9 months part-time
  • Online learning - one evening class per fortnight (7.00pm-9.00pm) 
  • Practical weekend workshops once per month (9.00am-5.00pm, Sat and Sun) 
  • Further practical work to be carried out in students' own time
5 September 2021
31 August

Gain the skills and knowledge to manage a viable apiculture business. 

This programme will enable you to operate as a Leading Hand in a commercial operation or to run your own commercial operation.

Offered through a unique blended delivery model, this qualification is for people who are single source, comb, or medical grade manuka honey producers, pollination service providers or self-marketing producers. You will gain the range of skills and knowledge needed to operate independently as beekeepers and will enjoy improved job performance. 

By successfully achieving both the New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture (Level 3) and New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture (Level 4), you will have completed the apprenticeship scheme endorsed by Apiculture NZ (the governing body for apiculture in New Zealand). Otago Polytechnic is the only polytechnic provider of this industry-recognised training pathway in New Zealand.