The one-day workshop will present what it takes to rear high-quality queens. Basic biology and various methods of queen rearing will be presented. The workshops emphasize hands-on instruction in queen rearing methods, with lecture and demonstrations. Students will be involved in various steps including: setting up cell builders, grafting, and establishing mating nuclei. Both queen right and queen-less systems will be demonstrated. Bring a bee veil and whatever protective clothing you are comfortable in.
Instructors: Steve Sheppard, Susan Cobey & WSU Bee Lab graduate students
Registration fees: $175
Location: Ensminger Pavilion, Washington State University Campus – Pullman, WA
Mail to: Adam Williams, Washington State University, Dept. of Entomology,
166 FSHN, P.O. Box 646382. Pullman, WA 99164-6382