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There is still time remaining to register for our final queen rearing workshop for 2014 in Chicago. If you are tired of buying bee packages year after year or would like to supplement your honey production sideline, consider taking this workshop. The class is on Saturday, May 17, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the North Park Village Nature Center, 5801 N. Pulaski, Chicago, IL. The nature center is nestled in a 155 acre wooded area isolated from city noise. The only qualification to take this class is approximately two seasons of beekeeping and the desire to do some basic homework reading before the class on the various queen rearing techniques.

We’re very pleased to include as our main instructor for the workshop, Stu Jacobson. Others to be announced - all seasoned queen rearing veterans with proven track records raising queens.

This course is jam-packed with need-to-know queen rearing instruction, including:
  • What You Need to Know About Selecting a Breeder Queen
  • Cell Production Biology
  • The Equipment You’ll Need for a Small-Scale Operation
  • Setting Up a Starter Colony
  • Grafting the Right Way
  • Alternatives to Grafting
  • Setting Up a Finishing Colony
  • Simplified Queen Rearing Using the Cloake Board
  • Using Mating Nucs
  • Backyard “Minimalist” Techniques for Raising a Few Queens

The registration fee for the workshop is $75 per person for current members of the IQI. Non-members registration fee is $90.00.

To sign up for our May workshop on the northwest side of Chicago at the North Park Village Nature Center, May 17, 2014 click here:

For inquiries contact:
Garry Grube
Chicago Director
Illinois Queen Initiative
Skype hotline at: (309) 533-7331
[email protected]
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