Beekeepers: Register Now for Queen Rearing Workshop

Posted On May 13, 2013— Written By

The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a Hands-on Queen Rearing Workshop for Beekeepers from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Saturday June 1 in the auditorium of the Agriculture Building in Pittsboro.

The workshop will be repeated on Monday June 3 from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. so participants can choose the date that best suits them.

This is a hands-on workshop so class size is restricted to 25 participants for each session. Each step of the process will be demonstrated in the bee yard and participants will have an opportunity to practice grafting. Register early to reserve your space.

The workshops will be taught by North Carolina State University Apiculture Technician Jennifer Keller. There are many benefits to raising your own queens: you will always have one on hand when you need it, you can save money, and you can pick whatever characteristics are important to you and breed to that.

This workshop is for beekeepers who understand the basic principles of queen rearing and want an intensive hands-on experience.

Details are on Cooperative Extension’s Growing Small Farms website.

The deadline for registration is May 29, but the workshop is likely to fill up so don’t wait until the last minute to register!