Upcoming Presentation: Learn more about queens, requeening, and winter bees.

Who: Dave Noble, Apiarist – Stratford Ecological Center, Delaware, Ohio

Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Where: Carver Room, Sequim Library
630 N Sequim Ave, Sequim, WA 98382

Presentation outline:

  • Open/Introductions

  • Queen Rearing Fundamentals
    This is for those who may not want to raise their own queens but want and need to understand the process a bit better.

  • Queen Quality
    What makes a good queen. The value and importance of a good queen.

  • Break

  • Re-Queening
    When and why to re-queen. How honey bee colonies re-queen themselves and what we can learn from that. Autumn re-queening.

  • Local Bees/Queens.
    Even small-scale beekeepers can produce and sell nucs. Working with queen producers to develop a more sustainable beekeeping community. 

  • Break

  • Winter Prep/Healthy Winter Bees
    Mite monitoring and feeding before winter. 

  • Questions & Answers