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MESSAGE from Michigan Beekeepers Association
We'd like to understand if there is interest in queen rearing classes coordinated by MBA and local clubs. Please take our survey and let us know if you'd be interested in queen rearing! If you are looking for more education on another topic, please feel free to reach out to us directly!
For the Queen rearing classes being offered, it is expected that the individual is capable of identifying the following; an unmarked Queen, Drone, Worker, Cells for Queen, Drone and Worker bees, pollen, nectar, honey. Understand bee development (commonly referred to as Bee Math) for the Queen, Worker and Drone, i.e. how long an egg, how long a larvae, how long until a cell is capped, how long until they emerge, when to expect a Queen to be laying, how long before drones a sexually mature to mate. We ask this so that the focus of our time together is spent on teaching Queen rearing and not Introduction to bees.