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Queen Rearing

Without a queen bee a colony can't produce. For the past several years Colony Collapse Disorder has killed off roughly a third of bees every year.

Course Details

That means a lot of beekeepers that need new queens for their hives. This workshop involves lectures and hands-on exercises in the field. Lectures cover multiple topics in honey bee queen biology, mating, behavior, rearing, management, and the basics of selective honey bee breeding programs.