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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop bee sites 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116298  Develop bee sites 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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 develop, manage and expand bee sites. In addition they will be well positioned to extend their learning and practice into other areas of beekeeping.

Learners will gain specific knowledge and skills in bee keeping 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 3: Manage sites for bee keeping. 

  • 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 
    Investigate areas where sites may be developed or bees placed. 
    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 
    Bee sites or hive placements are investigated and actively sourced. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Environmental data related to bee nutrition and forage is processed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Areas identified as bee sites are evaluated, based on data and information gathered regarding, infrastructure. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Initiate communication with the landowner regarding a land-use or rental agreement. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Communication includes but is not limited to personal communication and agreements, contractual agreements, telephonic, fax or electronic communication regarding intent and approval or disapproval. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Public relations principles and procedures are applied in approaching land owners of potential bee sites or bee placements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A land-use or rental agreement is negotiated with the land owner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Documentation or other vehicles are developed to support such agreements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Land access protocols and relevant legislations regarding land access and use are followed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Develop sites, site infrastructure, site utilisation and site security. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Site development includes, but is not limited to infrastructure, neatness, good order, fire-proofing, fencing, access, payment, pest and weed control, planting and development of further bee forage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Knowledge and tact in the establishment of appropriate sites and bee hive placing is exhibited. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The implementation of infrastructure relating to the development of the site is managed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Further bee forage in the area is developed (within terms of the land-use agreement) as additional resources. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Continuously evaluate bee sites regarding their value and relevance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Bee sites are attended to regularly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Data gathered from specific sites related to the value of the site is evaluated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Data collected from sites include but are not limited to data on production, transportation, access, dangers and threats, opportunities and strengths.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Techniques used to manipulate data in order to formulate decisions regarding the value of the bee site are applied. 


    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 within a site.
  • Sensory evaluation of bee sites over time.
  • Observation of bee visits to various plants over time.
  • Evaluation of data related to bee sites and bee foraging.
  • The purpose of learning about bee site development.
  • 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:
  • Initiate communication with the land owner regarding a land-use or rental agreement.
  • Develop sites, site infrastructure, site utilisation and site security. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Interpretation of information: relates to specific outcomes:
  • Investigate areas where sites may be developed or bees placed.
  • Develop sites, site infrastructure, site utilisation and site security.
  • Continuously evaluate bee sites regarding their value and relevance. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Science and technology: relates to specific outcome:
  • Investigate areas where sites may be developed or bees placed. 

  • 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  48979   National Certificate: Animal Production  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  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. Cedara College of Agriculture 
    3. Dicla Training and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    4. Heedmorine Training 
    5. Leruo ke Matla Training and Enterprise Development Services 
    6. Maishamalema Development Training 
    7. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    8. Matotomana Training & Gen Trading 
    9. Morwa Agri-development cc 
    10. Mvelo Consultant 
    11. Resource Consulting Services (PTY) Ltd 
    12. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    13. Selipha Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    14. Setlakala Business Development 
    15. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    16. The Skills Development Hub (Pty) Ltd 
    17. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    18. Tripple R Training Provider 
    19. Vari Holdings (Pty)Ltd 



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