Queen Rearing and Bee Breeding Workshop

June 15 & 16, 2018

Ready to take beekeeping to the next level? For those of you who already have a working foundation in beekeeping, the WSU bee team is offering an event to introduce you to fundamental tools for stock improvement.    This workshop is designed to improve your understanding of queen rearing, bee breeding systems and selection methods though a combination of presentations and hands-on demonstrations. We will also introduce you to the more advanced techniques of instrumental insemination and cryopreservation.   

Instructors: Susan Cobey, Jennifer Han, Brandon Hopkins, Melanie Kirby, Tim Lawrence, Nick Naeger and Steve Sheppard. We will also have two outstanding guest speakers from abroad, Jeri Wright from UK to discuss bee nutrition and Gennaro Di Prisco from Italy to present his breeding project in Italy.

Registration is $275/person

Registration Form: Queen Rearing and Bee Breeding Workshop Registration Form

Location:  Washington State University, Pullman campus

Plan on two all day meetings.  The time of day and schedule of activities will be sent with your registration confirmation.

For questions, please call Department of Entomology at 509-335-5422.