Mike Seal here for those enquiring about the Basic Exam. I am the County Exams Officer for BBKA. The assessments will be starting from about April when supers are on hives and end 31st Aug. The BBKA have an application form on their website which you may like to download. The syllabus is available here too.
Now is a good time to start revising and preparing for a Spring/Summer exam. There are many books and sites available for studying but perhaps one place to start is the late Dave Cushman’s site (http://www.dave-cushman.net/bee/books.html).
If anyone needs more help let me know otherwise contact me via the Contacts Page when you are ready.