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Central State University ~ 5th Annual Queen Rearing & Grafting Workshop

May 16 - May 17

2024 CSU Queen Rearing and Grafting Workshop Central State University Bee Research Lab will be hosting the 5th 

Annual Queen Rearing and Grafting Workshop. This two-day workshop/field day will educate participants on honeybee/queen biology, grafting and queen rearing concepts, detection of mites and honeybee biting behavior traits, and finally, knowledge on Ohio inspectors and their role in inspecting bee colonies. This workshop will be divided into 2 days with the first day on classroom education, setting up a cell starter and grafting practice. The second day will consist of more classroom education, grafting and finally a test. There will be a supplementary ZOOM meeting in April (Date TBD) for those registered for the workshop to go through the basics of grafting and queen rearing. Instructors will be Hongmei Li-Byarlay and Danielle Kroh from the CSU Bee Lab. Each participate trained in person will receive a certification upon completion of class and test. The fee for registration is $50/person, which is non-refundable after purchase, and covers lunch, the breeder queen and the basic supplies for the workshop. There is only room for 20 participants so register early. The deadline to register is April 18, 2024. All workshop participants will have an opportunity at the end of May to receive a virgin breeder queen with high grooming and mite biting traits.


May 16
May 17


U.S. 42, US-42, Xenia, OH, USA