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Arizona State University – Queen Bee Rearing

- March 28, 2020 -


Mar 28, 2020    
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What you’ll learn:

The queen bee is the most important individual in a honey bee colony. She maintains a colony by laying 1500-2000 eggs per day in the spring and summer. Participants will learn about the many factors that contribute to rearing quality queens.

Course objectives:

  • Grafting larvae for queen rearing
  • Understanding mating boxes and nucleus colonies
  • How to handle virgin and mated queens
  • How to mark and successfully introduce a queen to a colony
  • Basic beekeeping techniques


Who this course is designed for:

This class is designed for hobby beekeepers, experienced beekeepers, commercial beekeepers, and bee researchers.

For information and enrollment