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Roger Patterson spend a weekend learning how to make queens in our apiary May 9-10 , 2020

Queen cells from graft

EVALUATION, SELECTION, TECHNIQUES, GRAFTING, CELL BUILDING, SMALL SCALE, LARGE SCALE, ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS, MATING NUCS, RECORDS, AND MUCH MORE.

THE HEART OF SUSTAINABLE BEEKEEPING IS IN THE ABILITY TO MAKE BEES

USING THE PRINCIPLES OF BEE IMPROVEMENT. AN EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCE WITH A WORLD CLASS MASTER OF QUEEN BREEDING.

Sign up HERE QUESTIONS call 914 213 2303

placing a larvae in a queen cup
introducing a new queen using a much in cage

The most famous Queen Breeding Instructor of the U.K. Roger Patterson MAY 9 - MAY 10 2020 presnted by Hudson Valley Bee Improvement. Two full days of queen rearing in our local apiaries. Learn tips and techniques for raising high quality queens with a variety of methods. This is a hands on class in the field, bring your gear, no hive tools or smokers please.

using a nicot box
Cell Punch from Dave-cushman.net

SIGN UP HERE Class participation is limited to 15. Fee is $200.00

QUEEN REARING IN THE HUDSON VALLEY

Workshop will include all of the essentials for hobbyist & sideliner queen rearing including the following: selection process, grafting techniques, cell builders, nuc making and mating.

Roger Patterson is a long-time Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders Association educator. The class will take you through all the steps necessary for making your apiary sustainable. All of this starts with the queen rearing program and Roger will share his experiences of the last 50 years of queen breeding excellence. Roger is a practical beekeeper with an uncanny sense of obserrvation and a wealth of practical experience. He is active throughout UK and Europe. Roger arranges the bookings for the National Honey Show and BIBBA.

Roger runs the web resource www.dave-cushman.net which might be the largest depot of quality and practical bee information. The site is reccomended and covers almost every aspect of beekeeping.

We look forward to having as many new people to hear his message and learn how to do masterful beekeeping, including learning how to make queens. Beekeeping - A Practical Guide BY ROGER PATTERSON is available on amazon

Taconica Queen

Here is a podcast with Roger here

National Honey Show has several of Roger's presentations on queens and wild bees on youtube.

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS WILL RUN ON MONDAY, TUESDAY, AND WEDNESDAY. These programs are "Day in The Life of a Sideliner." These will be hands on working in an apiary doing the inspections on hives in the middle of swarm season. May is the most important month for a Hudson Valley beekeeper. Seeing how a professional works his hives is an invaluable experience. You will be shown how to inspect a hive, what to do with a hive preparing to swarm, disease recognition, mite testing, nosema testing, selection process for possible queen donors, feeding, and cell building. Call Tom for more information on the weekday programs.

Questions or additional information may be emailed at info@beeimprovement.com or by calling Tom: 914 213 2303

OTHER CLASSES for 2020 on website:

BEGINNERS BOOT CAMP

INTERMEDIATE BOOT CAMP

WINTER PREP