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Fri, 18 Mar



Make Your Own Queen Bees

"Make Your Own Queen bees" training course. Intermediate / Advanced level. Colour may not matter BUT there's a lot that does. So come Come and join us to Learn Whats, Whys and Hows of raising your own Queen Bee. There's a queen raising method to suit you.

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Make Your Own Queen Bees
Make Your Own Queen Bees

Time & Location

18 Mar 2022, 9:00 am – 19 Mar 2022, 4:00 pm

Meldanda, 106 Bundilla Rd, Cambrai SA 5353, Australia

About the event

"Make Your Own Queen bees" two-day training course. 

Intermediate/Advanced level.

Colour may not matter, but there's a lot that does!

Join us to Learn the Whats, Whys and Hows of raising your own Queen Bees.  

"Make Your Own Queens" is a popular course with limited numbers, so register early.

Kevin Tracy has taught Queen Rearing in Adelaide and Kangaroo Island. He previously taught Certificate III in Beekeeping at Tocal College, NSW. 

He has been invited back to teach this valuable topic.

You will:

  • Gain skills in Queen rearing
  • Be able to produce Queens for your use or sale
  • Learn more about the role of Queens in your hives
  • Share experiences with other Queen breeders in SA.

Topics include:

  • Queen Cell Production
  • Grafting
  • Nutrition
  • Reproductive Biology
  • Selective Breeding Programs
  • Drone Mother Management
  • Nucleus Colonies and Mating Apiaries
  • Catching, Caging and Posting Queens.

Bring your clean bee suit (washed) and wear covered-in shoes. We provide gloves, hive tools and smokers.


There is support after the training. 

Join the SA Queen Breeders Hub to exchange ideas, friendly cooperation and encouragement. 

Trainer: Kevin Tracy, Commercial Queen Breeder, and qualified Beekeeping Educator from Queensland. 

Adelaide Bee Sales is organising the training. Non-accredited training.

There's a queen raising method to suit you!

Location to be arranged. In the Adelaide region.

Dates: Friday, March 18 and Saturday 19 2022. 


  • Make Your Own Queens ticket

    This ticket includes all tuition, access to the apiary, grafting material, and equipment to complete the training. Refreshments and light lunch included each day.

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