Queen Rearing Workshop with Paul Mazur: Queen Rearing Dynamics and Basic Grafting Technique
The May 2020 workshop has been cancelled. Refunds will be issued ASAP.
Come join us for a day of practical queen-rearing with veteran beekeeper and queen producer Paul Mazur. By the end of this course, it is the instructor's intention that you will know the essential conditions needed to successfully raise queens on your own, including: the honey bee life cycle, the importance of understanding caste differentiation, hive and queen cell manipulations, as well as other subjects related to the theory and scientific evidence concerning queen development. Proper grafting technique will be emphasized and critiqued by the instructor as all students practice this skill in the classroom or field. A modified Cloake board method for queen-rearing will be presented. Class notes and practice equipment will be provided. Students will be given a grafting tool, frame, and cell cups to take home. Students will be able to purchase additional queen rearing items if desired.
Student Experience Level: Students are required to have had a bee class and have at least two years of successful beekeeping experience.
Instructor: Paul Mazur
Course Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105 – Room 125.
Course fee: $55 per person.
Maximum Enrollment: 25 students