Name of qualification Čebelar/čebelarkaAdd to comparison [1]
Translated title (no legal status) Beekeeper
Type of qualification Nacionalna poklicna kvalifikacija, SOK raven 4
Category of qualification Poklicna kvalifikacija
Admission requirements
  • Certificate from a beekeeping society or master beekeeper proving that the candidate has kept bees under mentorship for three years with at least five bee colonies.
ISCED field Field
Kmetijstvo, gozdarstvo, ribištvo in veterinarstvo
ISCED subfield subfield poljedelstvo in reja živali
Qualification level


Learning outcomes

Candidates will be able to:
  • plan, prepare and control own work,
  • make rational use of energy, material and time,
  • protect health and the environment,
  • communicate with co-workers and clients,
  • arrange space and prepare materials and means for beekeeping,
  • raise and care for bee colonies throughout the year,
  • protect the health of bee colonies,
  • produce the main bee products (honey, wax, pollen and propolis) in accordance with the guidelines for good hygiene practices in beekeeping,
  • market apicultural products.


Verification and assessment are carried out by committees for the verification and validation of national vocational qualifications, appointed by the National Examination Centre (NEC). Committee members must be licensed by the National Examination Centre. Licences may be found here [2].

Assessment and completion

During the counselling process, the candidate prepares a portfolio. The relevant committee assesses the portfolio and recognises the catalogue content in part or full. If the committee is unable to recognise all catalogue content, it assigns tasks to the candidate for verification.
Service with an oral presentation.

Condition for obtaining certificate

Candidates demonstrate attainment of the knowledge, skills and competences defined in the catalogue of standards of vocational knowledge and skills.

Awarding body

Providers of procedures for identifying and validating national vocational qualifications are entered in a register of providers maintained in the relevant database of the National Reference Point for Occupational Qualifications. Providers include: vocational schools, companies, inter-company training centres, adult education centres and chambers of commerce.