Queen Rearing Course: May 19, 20, 21


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This spring over the May long weekend Hives for Humanity is pleased to offer a 3 day, hands on queen rearing workshop in the lower mainland. Phil Laflamme will instruct this workshop with assistance from Hives for Humanity’s queen rearing team. Phil has 40 years of queen rearing experience in varied locations such as Alberta, BC, Ontario, Florida and California.

This introductory workshop on queen rearing will cover the following:
> Stock Selection: Choosing colony characteristics important to you.
> Drone Production: Providing an abundance of healthy mates.
> Raising queen cells: Setting up cell building colonies, grafting.
> Nucleus colonies: Deciding on a style, stocking with bees, cell introduction, seasonal management.
> Mated queens: Assessing quality, catching and marking, storage, dequeening and requeening.
> Over wintering queens in nucs: Having queens and bees available in the spring for colony replacement, apiary expansion, or for sale.

Participant requirements: minimum 3 years beekeeping experience, comfortable working with bees without gloves; no allergic reaction to bee stings.

All participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of how to raise their own queens, making them less reliant on purchasing and importing queens.

Please note: What to bring: Personal protective gear (minus gloves), your favourite hive tool.
Participants are responsible for bringing their own lunch each day of workshop. Please note there are no restaurants or cafes close by.

Cost is $325 per person, register online using the link below.

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