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Back Yard Beekeepers Association

A club for the Hobbyist Beekeeper, based in Southwestern Connecticut

Queen Rearing Zoom Meeting

  • Thursday, June 18, 2020
  • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Zoom


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Join the Backyard Beekeepers in the club’s queen rearing efforts this year!

The first event of the year is a Zoom meeting on Thursday June 18 at 7:30 pm to discuss various methods for rearing queens to improve stock and make our apiaries self-sustaining.

All members are invited to attend.

Discussion points will include:

  • Benefit of rearing your own queens
  • Method of rearing queens
  • Using swarm cells
  • Small numbers of queen cells (Miller Method)
  • Grafting larvae (Doolittle method)
  • Preparation of colony to raise queen cells
  • Setting up a colony to accept queen cells

The club has set up a queenrearing yard at Randall’s Farm, an Aspetuck Land Trust property  located in Easton, about 5 minutes away from the beeyard at Trout Brook Valley.

36 mating units have been established to accept queen cells on a 3-week basis.

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P.O. Box 335
Redding Ridge, CT 06876

Back Yard Beekeepers Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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