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U3A classroom and carpark

Small Scale Queen Rearing

"Small Scale Queen Rearing" There are few experiences more rewarding than rearing Queens from your best colonies. There's a queen raising method to suit you. Training runs over two consecutive Saturdays. Raise 20 Queens, and the course has paid for itself.

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Small Scale Queen Rearing
Small Scale Queen Rearing

Time & Location

15 Oct 2022, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

U3A classroom and carpark, 22 Golden Grove Rd, Modbury North SA 5092, Australia

About the event

"Small Scale Queen Rearing" two-day training course.

Sat Oct 15 and Sat Oct 22

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

"Small Scale Queen Rearing" is a course with limited numbers, so register early.

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 producers in SA.
  • Take home Queen Cells you have raised during the training.
  • Take home a complete Queen Rearing Kit (value $55) to get you started.

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.

Raise 20 Queens yourself and the course has paid for itself. 

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

Support?

There is support after the training. 

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

Trainers: Phil Marshall and Kevin Tracy. 

Commercial beekeeper and Queen producers. Qualified Beekeeping Educators.

Phil face-to-face and Kevin via ZOOM. 

There's a queen raising method to suit you! You will be taking home a complete Queen Rearing kit (value $55) to get you started.

Cost: $620. This includes all tuition, access to the teaching apiary, grafting material, and equipment to complete the training. Plus follow up Zoom meeting for post-training support. 

Take home a complete Queen Rearing kit (value $55) and Queen cells that you have raised!

Refreshments and morning tea are provided. BYO lunch or purchased at nearby shops. 

Location: U3A (University of the Third Age). Modbury. SA.

Dates: Saturday, Oct 15 and Saturday, Oct 22, 2022. 

Tickets

  • Small Scale Queen Rearing

    This ticket includes all tuition, access to the apiary, grafting material, and equipment to complete the training. Take home a complete Queen Rearing kit (value $55) and Queen Cells that you have raised. Refreshments and morning tea are provided. BYO lunch or purchase at nearby shops.

    $620.00

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