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California – In Her Majesty’s Chambers: Intro to Queen Breeding & Rearing

- March 11, 2018 -

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Date(s) - Mar 11, 2018
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Taught by Melanie Kirby of Zia Queenbees Farm & Field Institute and Aiden Wing of Wings of Nature Bees in Los Altos, CA. Field intensive covers the basics of selecting and rearing quality queens for small to mid-size applications.

Whether you are at a beginning or advanced level of beekeeping, learning how to rear queens for self and public applications can help to spread quality genetics and support regional sustainability.

Field intensive includes instruction,  manual, grafting tool, and practice cells cups. This is a one day intensive introductory hands-on course demonstrating each step of the process of rearing queens:
From the art of grafting to mature harvest. Cost $150.

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