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WSU June 2017 Beekeeping Short Course & Rearing High Quality Queens

April 22nd, 2017 by melanie

I’ll be joining the Washington State University Sheppard Bee Lab this summer to help them rear queens!

They are offering several bee workshops the 2nd week of June- which I will be assisting with. If you are interested in a summer short course on rearing queens, this event is your ticket. Instructors include Dr. Steve Sheppard, Dr. Brandon Hopkins, Sue Cobey and Melanie Kirby.

Visit http://entomology.wsu.edu/apis/  or scroll down to read more and click on links for registration details.

Workshops offered by the WSU Honey Bee Program

bee keepingWSU Beekeeping Short Course

June 9-10, 2017

Interested in starting some bee colonies or want more confidence in working and caring for these? This 2 day course will cover bee biology, pest/disease identification, colony management, honey bee IPM, and gloveless beekeeping. The format is a combination of instruction and hands on demonstration. Bring a bee veil, whatever protective clothing you are comfortable in, and lots of questions.

Instructors: Steve Sheppard, Susan Cobey & WSU Bee Lab graduate students

Registration fees $125; To register for this workshop, you have the option to:

Print out a hard copy of the registration form and mail it to the Department of Entomology along with the payment for your registration fee

Click here for a printable Registration Form

-OR-

Fill out a registration form that can be submitted online

⇒ Click here to register with an online form.

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

Rearing High Quality Queens

June 11, 2017

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; To register for this workshop, you have the option to:

Print out a hard copy of the registration form and mail it to the Department of Entomology along with the payment for your registration fee

Click here for a printable Registration Form

-OR-

Fill out a registration form that can be submitted online

⇒ Click here to register with an online form.

Location:  Ensminger Pavilion, Washington State University Campus – Pullman, WA

Click here for the 2016 Beekeeping Short Course schedule, the 2017 schedule will be posted soon.

Mail to:

Adam Williams  Washington State University Dept. of Entomology166 FSHN  P.O. Box 646382  Pullman, WA 99164-6382

APIS Molecular Systematics Laboratory, Washington State University; Dr. Steve Sheppard, Contact Us

 

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