Queen Rearing 203, Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild, Saturday, 02. May 2020

This series includes queen rearing and colony increase workshops.
Queen Rearing Workshop 203  May 4, 11, 12, 18 ~ 1:pm - 4:pm
This workshop consists of classroom sessions, demonstrations, hands-on lessons in the bee yard, homework assignment, and quiz. Participants are required to have completed a short course and have at least one year of experience in maintaining colonies.
Queen Rearing Workshop 203
Days & Times: Saturday 1:pm - 4:pm
Sunday 1:pm - 4:pm
Dates: May 4, 11, 12, 18
Hours: 12
Location: 1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington DC
Prerequisite: Completed short course or equivalent and one year of experience
Type: Hands-on & Classroom
Course Description:
The Queen Rearing Workshop runs for two consecutive days on a weekend and then one Saturday following. Each class is three hours in duration for a total of 9 hours of instruction. Participants must attend all class sessions to be eligible for the certificate of completion. In addition to in class time participants will be expected to complete a comprehensive final quiz.

Textbook included
Participants in the queen rearing workshop will get to take two queen cells home.

Topics:

Hive evaluations for selecting breeders and record keeping
Equipment and instructions for starting queen rearing
Setting up starters and finisher
Grafting
Care of cells and queens
Setting up Mating Colonies
Catching and Marking Queens
Evaluating for success

Saturday, 02. May 2020, Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild, Queen Rearing 203

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