The Born and Bred Queen Rearing Program is back! SPACE IS LIMITED. Register NOW!
The queen is the mother of every bee in the hive; shouldn’t you know more about her? Understanding how queens are raised in nature and by beekeepers will substantially improve your beekeeping skills. Learn to keep bees without buying queens or bees every year. Learn to raise and sell bees and queens to other beekeepers on a small or large scale. This information and more will be covered in detail in the Born and Bred Clinic. The step by step instruction will be based on sound, proven methods of queen rearing. The Born and Bred team has produced an instructional manual specifically for the course of instruction.
The Born and Bred clinic is to be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at the Iredell County Cooperative Extension Center, 444 Bristol Drive, Statesville, NC 28677
The cost will be $75 which will include your copy of the Born and Bred manual, third edition.
On site check in will be from 8:00 until 8:45 A.M. with queen rearing equipment displays available for inspection. The instructional presentation will close at 4:15 P.M. Please note: Lunch will not be provided. Attendees are responsible for their lunch.
The morning instruction will include:
The five conditions required for cell building
The effects of the environment on queen rearing
The basic equipment used by beekeepers for queen rearing
How to get started with the mechanics of cell production
The afternoon instruction will include:
More on cell production
How to establish and manage mating colonies
How to catch, mark and transfer queens
Questions? Email email@example.com