Queen-Rearing Workshop with Michael Bush
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Ed Roberts Campus
3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley
Making queens and then what?
In this workshop, we will learn how to raise honeybee queens and what to do with them, once they are raised.
Sat. 8:30 AM-12:30 PM: Lecture
* Making queens by grafting and the Nicot cage methods, including how to make a starter/finisher hive with a Cloake board.
* How to keep the new cells/mated queens alive until they are used.
* How to introduce queen cells to splits.
* How to re-queen established hives.
* How to get your virgins mated – mating nucs – what they consist of, where to place them, how to care for them, can they be reused for the next batch of queens, etc.
* Queen banks – what are they and how are they made.
* Why re-queen hives and best time of year to do it.
Instructor: Michael Bush is one of the leading proponents of treatment free natural beekeeping, and has been keeping bees since the mid 70’s. He is author of The Practical Beekeeper and creator of the popular beekeeping website Bees at Bush Farms. His books will be available for sale at the workshop.
Sat. 1:30-4:30 PM: Hands-on at a yard TBA (If weather is bad, lecture will continue in the afternoon.)
Fee for the workshop is $65 for ACBA members, $75 for non-members. Space is limited to 20 participants.
To register, email Catherine Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org to get your name on the list
Mail a check made out to ACBA to:
5212 Esmond Ave.
Richmond, CA 94805