|Name:||Queen bee breeding|
|Description:||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.|
|Cost:||$500 (GST free)|
- 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
|Course program/structure:||Day 1|
- Queen bee rearing principles
- Cell bars and cell raising colonies
- Managing small and large numbers of cells
- Mating procedure
- Biology of honey bees
- Reproductive system
- Life cycle
- Importance of nutrition and disease management
- Breeding program and selection of stock
- Drone mother hive management
- Nucleus colony size/management
- Mating yard design
- Catching, marking, clipping and caging queen bees
- Packing, mailing and transporting queen bees
- Banking queens
- Queen candy
- Queen bee introduction
- Artificial Insemination (AI)
|Resources and method of delivery:||
Each participant receives the Queen Bee Breeding AgGuide and grafting kit.
This course is delivered using both indoor and outdoor instruction.
|Accreditation:||This course has been mapped to the national unit of competency, AHCBEK407 - Rear queen bees.|
Contact us to register your interest in this course.
Other dates and locations are available on demand.
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