WSU Workshop: The Art of Queen Rearing


Photo: Lynn Wilson

The Art of Queen Rearing

Workshops offered by Washington State University Honey Bee Program Steve Sheppard, Susan Cobey & honey bee laboratory graduate students

  • WSU, Pullman – Wed-Thurs, June 12 & 13, 2013
  • Mt Vernon Agricultural Station – Fri, July 19, 2013

These workshops will provide an understanding of what it takes to rear high quality queens. Basic biology and methods of queen rearing will be presented. The workshops emphasize hands on instruction in queen rearing methods, with some lectures and demonstrations. Students will be involved in various steps including: setting up cell builders, grafting, and establishing mating nuclei. Both queen right and a queen -less system will be demonstrated. Bring a bee veil and whatever protective clothing you are comfortable in.


Registration fees $175 Registration Form


  1. Rod Jackman says:

    Is the queen rearing class two days and what time does it begin. I am interested in thr June 12 & 13th class

  2. I am riding to the classes with someone else who is not attending. Will need a vehicle at the classes?
    And can I get a schedule?

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