This course suits experienced beekeepers with a thorough knowledge of pests and diseases of honey bees. It will be of particular interest to beekeepers wanting to enter the queen bee industry.
- develop an understanding of queen bee production
- develop and demonstrate the skills to produce quality queen bees
- graft queen cells with correct age larvae
- raise quality queen bees
- implement a queen breeding program
Each participant receives the Queen Bee Breeding AgGuide and grafting kit. This course is delivered using both indoor and outdoor instruction.
Units Of Study:
This course has been mapped to the national unit of competency, AHCBEK407 - Rear queen bees.