We’ll be headed to northern California in late March to help a few of our beekeeping  buddies with their developing California “Surf-ivor” breeding projects.

While in the area, we will be offering presentations, intermediate and advanced handling (Charm School for Developing Beekeepers) and  2 day queen rearing course intensive (In Her Majesty’s Chambers).

In Her Majesty’s Chambers will run from 10am-6pm on the first day and from 9am- 1pm the second. Graduation bee beards will be offered

Students are encouraged to bring a sack lunch, their bee veils, smokers, and hive tools, a headlamp (for grafting), camera, and water bottle.

Click on this link for a slideshow of our queen rearing workshop offerings: https://www1.smilebox.com/playBlog/4d7a6b324d7a59774f54413d0d0a&blogview=true

2014 CA Queen Rearing workshops

March 22-23, 2014  Monterrey/Santa Clara, CA

In Her Majesty’s Chambers: Intro to Queen Honeybee Breeding & Rearing

Call  or email Dave Stocks for more information on registering and location details.

Email:    dave.stocks@yahoo.com             Tel: 408-605-3977


March 29-30, 2014 Palo Alto, CA

In Her Majesty’s Chambers: Intro to Queen Honeybee Breeding & Rearing

Hosting beekeeper Aiden Wing will be lending his apiaries and technical support for this workshop.


Email: wingsofnature@gmail.com


April 5-6, 2014 San Mateo & Marin County, CA

These workshops are being finalized so detailed info will be posted as soon confirmed.


We may be adding a couple more so I’ll update this post as information becomes available.


For additional information, email ziaqueenbees@hotmail.com