Queen Bee Rearing Course

Learn how to breed your own queen bees

7 hours Class size 1 to 8

label $320 (Afterpay available)

Ready to level up your backyard beekeeping? If you have basic beekeeping experience and are interested in expanding into queen breeding or breeding your own bees for genetic traits, this workshop is for you!
Discover from industry-respected experienced specialists the secrets to grafting queen cells with correct aged larvae, raising quality queen bees, and implementing a queen breeding program.
More specifically, this two-day program will include:
Day one: ​Queen bee rearing principles
  • Cell bars and cell raising colonies
  • Grafting
  • Managing small numbers of cells
  • Biology of honeybees
  • ​Castes
  • Reproductive system
  • Lifecycle
  • ​Importance of nutrition and disease management
Day two: Genetics
  • Breeding program and selection of stock
  • Drone mother hive management
  • Nucleus colony size / management
  • Mating yard design
  • Catching, marking, clipping and caring for queen bees
  • Packing, mailing, and transporting queen bees
  • Banking queens
  • Queen candy
  • Queen bee introduction
  • Artificial insemination
By the end of this workshop, you will have the comprehensive knowledge and confidence to incorporate queen bees into your at-home beekeeping operation.
Knowledge required
Basic experience in beekeeping.
What you'll get
  • The queen bee rearing Agskills Book
  • A queen bee rearing kit
  • Morning tea
  • A comprehensive hands-on learning experience in rearing queen bees from scratch.
What to bring
  • PPE gear freshly laundered
  • Lunch
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a date idea, team building activity or hens party.

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Elouera vale Mittagong

Queen Bee Rearing Course location
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Elouera Vale
Elouera Vale

We are a working farm and we run cattle,sheep,camels,donkeys bees,and poultry.
We run educational days/ weekends in camel handling and bee management.
We also provide accomodation which can be accessed through Hip Camp.
Wayne loves running farm tours and it is a fun experience for the whole family. For those that are feeling a little braver he also runs camel training weekends where you get hands on experience in breaking and training a camel.
Lynne on the other hand runs educational days for those interested in bees, both from the novice to the experienced bee keeper. She is part of a team of experienced beekeepers w,ho provide a wealth of knowledge and experience for those wishing to learn more. Harvey has a cert3 in beekeeping and a cert 4 in training and assessment. He has travelled abroad furthering his knowledge and experience with beekeepers in the UK and Europe. He specialises in queen bee raring and artificial insemminatiion of bees. Denis has a cert 3 in beekeeping and about 30 years experience and Lynne has a cert 3 in beekeeping and about 5 years experience.
Matt and Kara on the other hand breed belted Galloway cattle and dorper and wiltypole sheep and donkeys along with several breeds of poultry.

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