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Back Yard Beekeepers Association

A club for the Hobbyist Beekeeper, based in Southwestern Connecticut

February Regular Meeting - John Gaut

  • Tuesday, February 27, 2024
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • In-Person at Norfield Congregational Church


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Queen Rearing for the Back Yard Beekeeper

Several options will be reviewed for the back yard beekeepers who want to raise queens.  High quality queens result when important queen rearing biology factors are considered during queen rearing.  Also, several myths related to queens will be discussed.

John A. Gaut, an EAS Certified Master Beekeeper, has a decades long relationship with honey bees. He managed a dozen hives on his family’s dairy farm in Pennsylvania beginning when he was 9 and all through high school.

John is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with an Agricultural Engineering degree and applies engineering principles to beekeeping. As a result, John is a data driven beekeeper and strives to practice precision apiculture. His beekeeping practices minimizes losses while maximizing productivity of honey, queens and bees.

He now has hives in multiple locations in northern New Jersey. Honey from his production hives is sold at a local farm store. John also raises queens from his own locally adapted stock for other beekeepers in his area.

Join us as John teaches us about his tips on queen rearing for the back yard beekeeper.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS MEETING IS IN PERSON AND OUR SPEAKER WILL BE HERE LIVE.  Please join us at 7 PM to allow time to socialize and chat with other members of the club.  Our speaker presentation will begin at 7:30 PM.

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