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By Bernhard Clauss Germany Bernhard has trained beekeepers in several countries including Botswana Germany and Zambia. Here are his top tips for making sure that beekeeping training is excellent. STARTING POINTSWho asked for the training?
How qualified is the trainer? Trainers must:
Are there proper training facilities? There must be:
No more than eight participants per trainer ensures intensive participation in practical bee handling.Is the trainer aware of the need for careful planning? Targets: the needs of participants and the use of local resources must be considered. Season: the best time for basic courses is the beginning of the cropping season. Period of training: the trainer should decide on the form the training will take. The length of the course and whether to include extension visits will depend on the needs identified. Will the participants be selected with care?The requirement of participants influences the planning procedure. Participants should be grouped. Ideally they should have the same level of education experience motivation and beekeeping experience. COURSE OBJECTIVES
TRAINING METHODSTeaching behaviour of trainers should include: