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Using virgin honeybee queens in your apiary sounds risky. But, Cory Stevens has been in the VSH queen rearing practice for quite a while and feels strongly this method is sustainable practice, and improves your outcomes in matching desired honeybee traits with your local honeybee stock.

This free event will be sponsored by the SBGMI. Attendees will receive a link in the confirmation receipt after registering. The link will contain the ZOOM registration information, which is an additional step. SBGMI members will receive access to the recording through the SBGMI Members section.

When: January 19th,  2023 at 6:00 PM Eastern. Speaker at 6:30 PM Eastern.

Who: Cory Stevens has been keeping bees for fourteen years. He tends a twenty-seven acre farm in Bloomfield, MO, which he manages for wildlife and pollinator habitat. Cory and his wife Jaime manage Stevens Bee Company with the help of their two children Jade Olivia and Camden. You can check out Stevens Bee Company online at stevensbeeco.com or on Facebook. Cory is also a past President of Missouri State Beekeepers Association.

He was certified as a Master Beekeeper by EAS in 2013, and trained by Sue Cobey in 2014 to instrumentally inseminate queens. He slips bees into random conversation with strangers, and annoys his wife by constantly talking about bees. Cory also holds an MS in entomology from University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

His website is http://www.stevensbeeco.com

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