May queen rearing & grafting workshop is FULL

Virginia Tech honey bee researcher Richard Fell.

Virginia Tech honey bee researcher Richard Fell

The New River Valley Beekeepers Association, in cooperation with the Virginia state apiarist’s office and Virginia Tech’s entomology department will offer a day-long queen rearing workshop from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sat., May 31. The class is now full.

State Apiarist  for Virginia, Keith Tignor.

State Apiarist for Virginia Keith Tignor.

Richard Fell, emeritus entomology professor and honey bee extension specialist, and state apiarist Keith Tignor will teach a daylong, hands-on short course covering the biology of queen rearing. Students will have a chance to practice grafting techniques, but the bulk of the class will focus on information important for any method of raising queens. Read the course syllabus for more information.

Classroom portions of the course will be held at 220 Price Hall on the Tech campus in Blacksburg. The hands-on session will be held at the Tech apiary and research station off Prices Fork Road.

Courtesy of Richard Reid

Courtesy of Richard Reid

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Tuition is $20 for NRVBA members and $40 for nonmembers. Registration is closed.

Questions or interest in future workshops can be sent to NRVBA Program Director Tonia Moxley, 540-320-6838.

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