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Queen University Prerequisite

Please contact the course administrator to sign up for this course.

Welcome to queen university

This module will provide you with an introduction to queen rearing. You will learn basic concepts along with the who, what, when, where, and why of it all.


Introduction to Queen rearing Raising queens achieves several outcomes

Honey bee biology

This module will teach you the basics of honey bee biology, a crucial base for starting the queen production process.


The three honey bee "castes" The life cycle of the honey bee The life cycle of a honey bee drone The life cycle of a honey bee queen

Is grafting the only method?

The queen university is focused on teaching the practice of “grafting.” There are however many ways to produce queens that do not require grafting. This module will expose you to the many other options available and recommended for you to complete.


Walk away splits On the spot queen rearing (OTS) Nicot and Jenter systems Miller method Grafting and Graft Free article from Penn State Extension Essential tools for queen rearing

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