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Queen Rearing Workshop

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The Woolly Egg Ranch

503 Tennessee Valley Road

Mill Valley, CA 94941

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Join Jennifer Berry at the Woolly Egg Ranch for a workshop on queen rearing. Jennifer will start with the the biology of how and why hives create new queens. Starting with those biology basics, Jennifer will then live demonstrate several methods for raising your own queens, including key preparations to ensure that colonies raise big healthy queens and different methods to induce the controlled creation of queen cells within a hive. We'll open a few of Jennifer's hives to see different stages of queen rearing, so come prepared in your light-colored clothes and bring the protective gear that makes you feel comfortable. And the coolest part: you’ll get try your hand at grafting queens, which is the technique where you scoop one day old larvae from worker frames and place them in special queen cups so the nurse bees know to make those into queens.

We'll open a few of Jennifer's hives to see different stages of queen rearing, so come prepared in your light-colored clothes and bring the protective gear that makes you feel comfortable.

Please note: this is a working farm, so your common sense is appreciated.


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