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    Its good value at $435.00 thru SIT. A full time tertiary course costs the govt about $10,000 per full time student, by the time tutors, admin and content are paid for. This is Apiculture course is at about Year 13/Seventh form level...60 credits at about 5-10 hours work per credit, so say 300-600 hours work at home over an academic year, equivalent to about 10-20 hours weekly work at home over a 30 week tertiary study period ...so it looks like a course that costs the govt at least $2000 per student in tutors fees and admin and content development -available at to students at $435.00. That’s good. Last time I looked at doing it myself it was about $1000.00 thru’ another tertiary provider. By subsidising course fees the government is aiming to get more qualified people into the apiculture industry, but home beekeepers with a good grounding in basic best practice is also an advantage to the wider commercial sector. A friend did it and found it to be helpful to her beekeeping. The Telford courses are awesome. I did two of their horticulture qualifications back in 2012 and 2014. Usually you get the notes and coursework posted to you and its all done hardcopy via the mail. If I’m correct, a bit antiquated, but the advantage is that more people can do it and it doesn’t rely on computer and internet. The course booklets are usually really thorough summaries and they’re well written and enjoyable. I know Telford tutors review course content yearly to keep topics relevant.
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    Cost for current MBA members is $10
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    The demo's were cool! But I'm a dog lover so anything dogs do is going to be considered cool The conference was great I thought, how good was Dr Sammy's talk on Varroa?! Wow.
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    Should be a very interesting session I wish I could make it
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    It is so great that we have now been invited to join the AFB talk on the morning of Friday 28th at the 2019 Apiculture Conference. We are looking forward to telling our AFB Detector Dog story and how we can help you in your fight against AFB. It’s been nearly 10 years since our first AFB Detector Dog was trained and there has been a lot of hard work by Richelle and Rene. We feel we have the experience and now would like to take the next step of having our dogs recognised, certified and Annually audited. See you there .... We have a site outside and some Detector Dogs Demos happening too.
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    Having done the course, I say quite a lot actually. Combine it with club meetings once a month for the practical side, and it works very well. I could almost guarantee anyone would learn something from it, even those with years of experience. But ya know thats just my personal opinion!
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