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, and record keeping. 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 who has at least two years of beekeeping experience.
The class will be held July 21-23, 2023 and the cost for the 2 1/2 day course is $350.00 which includes our Successful Queen Rearing Manual, lunch, and refreshments. For more information or to register go to website z.umn.edu/beeclass
Enrollment is limited to 32 people, so register early! Registration is first come first served.