Kentucky Queen Bee Breeders Association will have a queen bee and drone workshop on November 16, 2019 at Kentucky state university Research Farm, 1525 Mills Ln, Frankfort, KY 40601, USA
The Kentucky Queen Bee Breeders are dedicated Queen bee breeders who’s mission is to:
- Improve the genetics of local honey bee queens to a sustainable level,
- educate local beekeepers in sustainable beekeeping and;
- help produce colonies that do not need chemical treatments to survive the Varroa, and some brood diseases such as Chalkbrood and sacbrood.
Please direct questions to or print and complete the registration form to:
Featured speaker: Brock Harpur, Ph.D., Purdue University Entomology
$15 to members, $35 to non-members. Late registration fees apply. Lunch included. Certification test offered after the workshop.
Kentucky State University’s autoclave will be available to sterilize hive equipment.
- 8:00 a.m. Tom Webster: Welcome
- 8:15 Dr. Brock Harpur, Purdue University: Drones
- 9:10 Tammy Potter, Kentucky state apiarist
- 10:00 Thomas Webster: Nosema
- 10:50 Sarah Preston: impact of queen temperature stress on workers
- 11:35 Autoclave
- 1:15 p.m. Dwight Wells: Building nucs, queen banks and traveling nucs
- 2:05 Dorothey Morgan: 48-hour cells, building them, preparing for pick-up introduction, and making big queens
- 2:55 Neil Hunt: Building starters and finishers
- 3:45 John Benham: Care and introduction of virgin, open bred, and inseminated queens
- 4:45 Certification test offered