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Rearing High Quality Queens

June 11, 2017

The one-day workshop will present what it takes to rear high-quality queens. Basic biology and various methods of queen rearing will be presented. The workshops emphasize hands-on instruction in queen rearing methods, with lecture and demonstrations. Students will be involved in various steps including: setting up cell builders, grafting, and establishing mating nuclei. Both queen right and queen-less systems will be demonstrated. Bring a bee veil and whatever protective clothing you are comfortable in.

Instructors: Steve Sheppard, Susan Cobey & WSU Bee Lab graduate students

Registration fees: $175
Registration form (pdf)

Location:  Ensminger Pavilion, Washington State University Campus – Pullman, WA

2017 Queen Rearing Schedule


Mail to: Adam Williams, Washington State University, Dept. of Entomology, 166 FSHN, P.O. Box 646382. Pullman, WA 99164-6382