Basic Beekeeping

Request for In-Country Training form. 2007/2008 Version 2
Requesting Organisation: SUNGO
Course Title: Basic Beekeeping
Design: 3 half days & 2 full days
Dates 2-6 August 2010
1. Name of Ministry / SOE or Corporation/ Private Company/ NGO:
2. Title of training requested:
Basic Beekeeping
3. Background to the request:
How does the training relate to the Samoa Statement of Economic Strategy,
your Strategic, Corporate and/or Capability Plans?
This training relates to the National Export Strategy of Samoa 2008-2012 as per
Agriculture Development Livestock which includes (Apiculture or Beekeeping) as
related in the SDS.
How will the training enhance the skills of your organisation?
The training will equip communities in basic beekeeping which can be advanced with
their growing interest in this type of farming activity.
This training will be hands on training. Theory will be covered in the classroom with
practical training in the field. There will be a follow up with field visits from the field
officers of the Beekeepers' Association after the training.
This training will encourage communities located in ideal areas for honey production in
both islands to engage in beekeeping and increase Samoa’s hive numbers and export
potential for honey. The sustainable number of hives for Samoa is 5000: FAO 1966
Feasibility Study. This training will first pilot here in Upolu before we take it to Savaii.
Beekeeping can be a valuable income earner off small areas of land (7 metres square)
and doesn’t take a lot of money to set up or time to manage
How did you identify the need for skill enhancement?
This training has been identified through the training needs analysis carried out by the
Training Officer with the members of the Beekeepers' Association.
4 Objectives/outcomes of the training
Write descriptions of what you want the participants to be able to do by the end of
Objective 1:
 Participants will understand legislation requirements of beekeeping in Samoa and have
knowledge of the most serious bee diseases and pests affecting honey bees. Note;
Samoa is free of all the worlds major bee diseases.
Objective 2:
 Participants will be familiar with hive component parts, the costs of buying and or
Request for In-Country Training form. 2008/2009
Requesting Organisation: SUNGO
Course Title: Basic Beekeeping
Design: 3 half days & 2 full days
Dates 2-6 August 2010
making their own hives, how to assemble the equipment and the importance of the
‘bee space’.
Objective 3:
 Participants will be able to identify where to safely locate the bee hives and protect
them from the weather
Objective 4:
 Participants will be able to identify the various types (castes) of bee within a colony
and, their functions within the bee hive, understand how a colony develops and how
bees forage in the field.
Objective 5:
 Participants will be confident to handle bees and able to manipulate hives on a regular
Objective 6:
 Participants will be able to use protective clothing and the various hive tools.
Objective 7:
 Participants will have an understanding of bee products, how they are harvested and
marketed and the cost benefits of some of the products.
5 Content of the training
Prioritise and list the topics you would like to see covered in the training
 The benefits of beekeeping; value of the honey bees for pollination of crops and to
the environment and little need for land or extra time to manage
 Beekeeping is the cheapest form of livestock farming; cost benefits of beekeeping
 Bee pests and diseases and regulations
 Parts of the bee hive; sourcing and assembling hive equipment and associated costs
 What is produced by the bee?; honey, pollen, propolis, beeswax
 The benefits of bee products; non perishable food and medicines
 Handling the bees and inspecting the hives; protective clothing and use of hive tools
and smoker
 Colony management; shifting hives, re queening, splitting hives and hiving swarms
 Harvesting and extraction of honey and processing wax and propolis
 Storage and packaging of honey
6 Outcomes
State the specific plan your organisation has to implement this training.
 This training will be specifically aimed at village participants who will be selected from
districts known to be good honey areas.
 An international advisor with experience in beekeeping and training in the Pacific and
especially Samoa will be involved.
 The training will be undertaken in August prior to the rainy season and when the
bees will be productive and less aggressive.
Request for In-Country Training form. 2008/2009
Requesting Organisation: SUNGO
Course Title: Basic Beekeeping
Design: 3 half days & 2 full days
Dates 2-6 August 2010
 Training duration and daily activities will be designed to accommodate participants’
needs for travel, other work commitments and weather at the time.
 Equipment will be sourced prior to the training so participants can gain experience
assembling hive parts and using protective clothing.
 Course notes and information material for participants will be prepared.
 Classroom facilities will be provided for instruction and showing beekeeping videos
and Power Point presentations and assembling equipment.
 Field hives will be used to practice the correct use of protective clothing, manipulate
hives, and demonstrate re-queening and splitting hives and harvesting honey and
other bee products.
 Processing and packing honey may be demonstrated at a honey factory or other
suitable venue
 Followup visits from the Beekeepers’ Association field personnel will be undertaken
to reinforce training.
7. Do you require a single training activity or a sequence of in-country training to
achieve your training objective? Detail your reasons and state the titles and
content of the sequence of training.
Single Training Activity
The training objectives can be taught effectively in a single course.
8. Duration of the training
Note: Training is normally from 2 days up to 2 weeks. Write down how many days the
training should be. Options include:
 5 days Monday to Friday 0900 to 1400 hours.
We have found this timing to be suitable for NGOs and villagers as it allows for bus travel
to and from the venue and accommodate school hours. The training program is flexible
and can be rearranged to allow for wet weather interrupting scheduled field activities.
Duration: 3 ‘half’ days & 2 full days
9 Preferred dates for the training
There is no guarantee that trainers will be available on dates as requested by you.
Please be careful when nominating dates as it will be difficult to make changes and
your training may be replaced with an activity on our reserve list.
Please select dates between July 2010 and June 2011 (Check that these are not public
Dates: 2-6 August 2010.
10. Training methodology
In-Country Training is intended to deliver quality, very practical short courses that
participants can apply immediately to improve their work performance. The preferred
Request for In-Country Training form. 2008/2009
Requesting Organisation: SUNGO
Course Title: Basic Beekeeping
Design: 3 half days & 2 full days
Dates 2-6 August 2010
methodology is participant centred (rather than lecture) and action based with group
activity and practical exercises. If this is not acceptable, please indicate reasons.
SUNGO prefers a workshop based on competency based training methodology. The
workshop approach seems to work well with NGOs as this provides the best way to
ensure that ideas are shared and that all participants can be involved through group
discussion and hands on experience
11. Venue for the training
Your organisation is responsible for providing a venue.
If you do not have a training room the project will cover the costs of a modest venue.
Please indicate here whether or not you require this.
 No
Yes. Per-day cost in Tala:
Say where the training will take place: SUNGO Training Room and at an Apiary at Malifa
(Bartley's compound) it might require a costing for the venue.
12. Participants attending the training
The In-Country Training project targets include equal male and female representation
and those who work and live in Upolu and Savai’i.
Please indicate the number of people you expect to attend. Participant numbers should
be between 10 and 20.
Location where employed
Job Level
2 years in
same job
Tertiary Dip
Education Level
Tertiary Cert
Total Number:15
13. Local resource persons
Are there persons within your organisation or known to you who could deliver some
parts of the training? If so, please list the session titles and the names and
designations and contact telephone number and email address of the local resource
Request for In-Country Training form. 2008/2009
Requesting Organisation: SUNGO
Course Title: Basic Beekeeping
Design: 3 half days & 2 full days
Dates 2-6 August 2010
Leicester Dean?
14. Trainers How many trainers do you think you will require? List the areas of
expertise you seek.
One trainer with the following skills:
specific experience in teaching the content of this course
excellent interactive training skills
Pacific experience
Note details of any organisations or individuals with the expertise you seek including
names and phone numbers of people with whom you have had contact. There is no
guarantee that these persons will conduct the training, but they could be contacted to
tender for the work.
Name: Murray Reid
Asure Quality NZ Ltd
Phone: Cell
06421972858 or
+64 7 850 2881
+64 7 850 2801
15. We want to ensure that there is a Co-Trainer from your organisation to work
alongside the overseas Trainer. Please provide details of your nominated co-trainer.
Name of Co- Trainer:
Raymond Voigt
The role is: work with the overseas trainer by email and fax to prepare the training plan:
check within your organisation that the training objectives are still accurate; meet with the
trainer on the Friday before the training & make sure the training materials meet the
needs of Samoa; agree which parts of the training each person will deliver; be present all
day every day of the training, translate where needed; explain customs and culture to the
trainer and teach up to 50% of the training.
16. Details of the Co-ordinator from your organisation who will assist with making
arrangements for the training.
Name of Training Co-ordinator
Fax:20654 email:sungotraining@les
Ofusina Toamua-Ieremia
The role is booking the venue, advertising the training, shortlisting participants against
the selection criteria, informing successful applicants of place, time and day. Making sure
the resources requested are available and in working order. Arranging opening and
closing ceremonies, including the Certificates. Arranging for incidental photocopying,
morning and afternoon tea.
Request for In-Country Training form. 2008/2009
Requesting Organisation: SUNGO
Course Title: Basic Beekeeping
Design: 3 half days & 2 full days
Dates 2-6 August 2010
17. Have you applied for support for this training activity from another
 Yes. Please specify:
 No
It is agreed by the Signatory to this Request for Training that s/he, as
representative of the Requesting Organisation, will ensure that the persons
nominated as Co-trainer and Co-ordinator are informed of the requirements
of these roles and are allocated sufficient uninterrupted time to do it.
It is agreed by the Signatory to this Request for Training that as a condition
of this Request for Training being funded, s/he, as representative of the
Requesting Organisation, will supply when requested by the counterpart
organisation, the participants named to take part in a tracer study of training
Authorisation: This form must be authorised by the Permanent Secretary or
Head of Department, and in the case of private sector organisations, by the Chief
Executive Officer or President/Secretary of a NGO.
Roina F Vavatau
Date: 11 March 2010
Chief Executive
Organisation: SUNGO