Why not rear your own queens? The University of Minnesota queen rearing short course teaches one method of rearing queens that works consistently for both hobby and commercial beekeepers.
Topics covered include:
- Queen and drone biology.
- Timing of queen rearing in northern climates.
- Stock selection and breeding for hygienic behavior.
- Setting up mating yards.
Everyone will have a chance to try their hand at grafting larvae and raising their own queens. A unique feature of the course is the section on queen rearing equipment designs that will allow you to build your own.
This course is for anyone interested in learning how to raise queens. You must have at least one year of beekeeping experience.
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Registration is required at the link below.