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God Save the Queen: In Her Majesty's Chambers- Intro to Queen Honeybee Breeding & Rearing

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God Save the Queen: In Her Majesty's Chambers- Intro to Queen Honeybee Breeding & Rearing

Time: July 11, 2015 at 10am to July 12, 2015 at 2pm
Location: Zia Queenbees Farm & Field Institute
Street: #431 CR 75
City/Town: Truchas, NM 87578
Website or Map: http://www.smilebox.com/playB…
Phone: 505.929.8080
Event Type: queen, rearing, class, education, field, practicum, advanced, beekeeping
Organized By: M&M- ZQB
Latest Activity: Jan 23, 2016

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Event Description

Zia Queenbees Farm & Field Institute offers a day and a half course intensive covering introductory concepts for selecting, breeding and rearing naturally hardy queenbees and nucleus colonies. From establishing a breeding protocol to designing a quality rearing program- this field practicum will instruct enthusiasts on the nuances of queen honeybee propagation. Hands on field sessions complement theory class sessions- from testing bees to the art of grafting and banking virgins and queens. Learn how to be a proactive steward and become empowered by the process.

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http://www.smilebox.com/playBlog/4e4449324d4445784e7a493d0d0a&blogview=true

Cost: $200

Includes manual, grafting tool, JzBz queen rearing supplies: cell cups, cages, rack and cell bar, live queen cells to take home, instruction from Melanie Kirby & Mark Spitzig- professional apiculturists and survivor stock queen honeybee breeders, ... and graduation bee beards.

To register, email: ziaqueenbees@hotmail.com

Tel: 505.929.8080

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