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Workshop

ACBA Michael Bush Queen Rearing Workshop
Saturday, March 21st, 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
2-3 Backyards in the East Bay
$75 ACBA members/$85 nonmembers
Instructor: Michael Bush is one of the leading proponents of treatment free natural beekeeping, and has been keeping bees since the mid 70's. He is author of The Practical Beekeeper and creator of the popular beekeeping website Bees at Bush Farms.

The workshop will start off with a 1.5 hour lecture overview of Queen Rearing and what we will cover the rest of the day. The rest of the workshop will be working with hives and doing the steps of queen rearing, including:

  • Grafting demo plus students trying it themselves
  • Moving grafts into a cell starter/builder
  • Nicot system
  • Creating mating nucs
  • Transferring a queen cell to a mating nuc
  • Creating a cell starter/builder with a Cloake board

Space is limited to 20 people, and will likely fill up.
TO REGISTER, first, please send an email to Catherine Edwards to reserve your spot at catherine.edwards6@gmail.com​. Second, to guarantee your spot, mail (or drop off) a check made out to ACBA to:
ACBA
c/o Catherine Edwards,
5212 Esmond Ave.
Richmond, CA 94805