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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Understand the basic practices of beekeeping and the benefit thereof for agriculture 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116208  Understand the basic practices of beekeeping and the benefit thereof for agriculture 
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 1  NQF Level 01 
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 
A person achieving this unit standard will be able to understand the basic nutritional sources for bees as found in plants in environmental niches. In addition they will be well positioned to extend their learning and practice into other areas of beekeeping to the benefit of Agriculture, in terms of pollination and the production of bee products. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
No previous learning is assumed to be in place. 

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 
Understand and describe the origin of nectar, pollen and propolis in plants. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Plants include but are not limited to flowering trees, shrubs (including aquatic plants, perennial herbs, shrublets and succulents), weeds, crop plants (commercial and garden), creepers and semi-climbers, annuals and biennials, bulbous plants (corms, rhizomes and tubers), ground covers, eucalypts. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The origin, purpose and composition of nectar in plants are identified and illustrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The origin, purpose and composition of pollen in plants are identified and illustrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The origin, purpose and composition of propolis in plants are identified and illustrated. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Understand and describe the effects of environmental factors on the production of nutrient and products in a plant. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Environmental factors include but are not limited to temperature, atmospheric and soil moisture, daylight hours, rate of daylight hour change, wind, sunlight, soil type and structure, stress factors such as damage, seasons. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The effect of soil types, origin and structure on nectar production is understood and described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The effect of climate and water on nectar production is understood and described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The effect of time on nectar production is understood and described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Time includes but is not limited to daylight hours, rate of change of daylight hours, time of day, sunlight hours.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Understand and describe the names, identification of the most important known nutritional resource plants for nectar, pollen and propolis production. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Plants include but are not limited to flowering trees, shrubs (including aquatic plants, perennial herbs, shrublets and succulents), weeds, crop plants (commercial and garden), creepers and semi-climbers, annuals and biennials, bulbous plants (corms, rhizomes and tubers), ground covers, eucalypts. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
A good working knowledge of the most important nectar and pollen-producing flora is attained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Estimates for the potential value of the most important pollen and nectar-producing flora are provided. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The knowledge of the nectar plants by indicating them in situ is demonstrated and illustrated. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Understand and describe the potential of the most important known bee-plants. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
The range of potential of bee plants include but are not limited to their value as producers of pollen, propolis, nectar or as a source of placement for pollination. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The effect of the climatological influences on production of pollen, nectar and propolis in the specific plants is described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The growth and form of the specific plant with reference to quantity of flowers produced are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The production of nectar, pollen and propolis, based on the physiology of the plant and its flowers is 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:
  • Basic comprehension and understanding of the specific nectar and pollen bearing plant species.
  • Origin of nectar, pollen and propolis.
  • Bee plant botany.
  • Sensory observation and evaluation of bee plants over time.
  • Observation of bee visits to various plants over time.
  • Evaluation of the potential of bee plants for production.
  • Bee plant classification, nomenclature and common name terms.
  • The purpose of learning about bee plants and botany. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem Solving: relates to specific outcomes:
  • Understand and describe the origin of nectar, pollen and propolis in plants.
  • Understand and describe the effects of environmental factors on the production of nutrients and products in a plant.
  • Understand and describe the names and identification of the most important known nutritional resource plants for nectar, pollen and propolis production. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-Organisation and Management: relates to specific outcomes:
  • Understand and describe the origin of nectar, pollen and propolis in plants.
  • Understand and describe the effects of environmental factors on the production of nutrients and products in a plant.
  • Understand and describe the names and identification of the most important known nutritional resource plants for nectar, pollen and propolis production. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Interpretation of information: relates to specific outcomes:
  • Understand and describe the origin of nectar, pollen and propolis in plants.
  • Understand and describe the effects of environmental factors on the production of nutrients and products in a plant.
  • Understand and describe the names and identification of the most important known nutritional resource plants for nectar, pollen and propolis production. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication: relates to specific outcomes:
  • Understand and describe the origin of nectar, pollen and propolis in plants.
  • Understand and describe the effects of environmental factors on the production of nutrients and products in a plant.
  • Understand and describe the names and identification of the most important known nutritional resource plants for nectar, pollen and propolis production. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Science and technology: relates to specific outcomes:
  • Understand and describe the origin of nectar, pollen and propolis in plants.
  • Understand and describe the effects of environmental factors on the production of nutrients and products in a plant.
  • Understand and describe the names and identification of the most important known nutritional resource plants for nectar, pollen and propolis production. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The world as a set: relates to specific outcomes:
  • Understand and describe the origin of nectar, pollen and propolis in plants.
  • Understand and describe the effects of environmental factors on the production of nutrients and products in a plant.
  • Understand and describe the names and identification of the most important known nutritional resource plants for nectar, pollen and propolis production. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Personal Development: relates to specific outcomes:
  • Understand and describe the origin of nectar, pollen and propolis in plants.
  • Understand and describe the effects of environmental factors on the production of nutrients and products in a plant.
  • Understand and describe the names and identification of the most important known nutritional resource plants for nectar, pollen and propolis production. 

  • 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  48970   National Certificate: Animal Production  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  48971   National Certificate: Mixed Farming Systems  Level 1  NQF Level 01  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. Bumunhu Services Providers Cc 
    3. Cedara College of Agriculture 
    4. Dihwai Food Cultural and Agricultural Services 
    5. ELSENBURG AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 
    6. Escay Catering and other Services 
    7. FARISANANI MANAGEMENT SERVICES 
    8. Farm for Africa Training and Development 
    9. Food and Trees for Africa 
    10. Ghoenas Kraal Opleiding Sentrum 
    11. Heedmorine Training 
    12. Impact Plus Training Consultants 
    13. Interstate Clearing 092 (Pty) Ltd 
    14. Kgopane Trading Enterprise 
    15. Kimbali Holdings 
    16. KMK Training Services (PTY) Ltd 
    17. Knowledge For Ever 
    18. Leruo ke Matla Training and Enterprise Development Services 
    19. Madzivhandila Agricultural College 
    20. Maishamalema Development Training 
    21. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    22. Mathapuso Construction and Projects 
    23. Matotomana Training & General Trading 
    24. Mbimbini Training and Community Development 
    25. Medu Skills Consultants 
    26. Mobile Agri Skills Development and Training NPC 
    27. Mogaladi Business Enterprise 
    28. Morwa Agri-development cc 
    29. Mpontshe Training 
    30. Mvelo Consultant 
    31. National Institute For The Deaf - NID 
    32. NEW HEIGHTS 1082 PTY LTD 
    33. Nophelo Training Centre 
    34. Novi General Services 
    35. Phepha Consulting Services 
    36. Phill Skills and Development Institute 
    37. Retsogile Education and Training 
    38. SBJ Shadikamang Agriculture 
    39. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    40. Selipha Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    41. Setlakala Business Development 
    42. Seza Bantu Rural Agricultural Projects 
    43. Siyafundisa I Africa 
    44. Siyasanga Training Centre 
    45. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    46. The Skills Development Hub (Pty) Ltd 
    47. Thuto Boshwa Skills Development Services 
    48. Thutong Learning College 
    49. Thutopele Skills Institute 
    50. Tlatlana Events Solution and Communication 
    51. Tripple R Training Provider 
    52. Tshenkeng's Consulting 
    53. Unang Business Enterprise 
    54. Vari Holdings (Pty)Ltd 
    55. Voyano Project Management 
    56. Westco Agri Training 
    57. Zelpy 1382 (edms) Bpk 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.