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The 2019 Three Rivers Beekeepers Queen Rearing Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, May 18th, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Classroom instruction, including hands-on grafting, will be held at the University of Missouri Extension Center in St. Peters, Missouri. We’re very pleased to include as our instructor for the workshop Cory Stevens, a seasoned queen rearing veteran with a proven track record raising queens. This course is jam-packed with need-to-know queen rearing instruction, including:
  • Queen Production Biology
  • Queen Rearing Equipment
  • Setting Up a Winning Cell Builder
  • A Hands-On Grafting
  • Queen Introduction
  • Stock Selection
  • … And much, much more!

The registration fee for the workshop is $85 per person. The registration fee includes personalized instruction, lunch and snacks, queen rearing textbook, and grafting supplies. To provide an effective hands-on environment with lots of one-on-one instruction, we will limit the class size of this event.

This is an intensive queen rearing workshop with hands-on instruction. As such, it is designed for those with at least one year of beekeeping experience and a commitment to producing queens for themselves, or for others. If you are a new beekeeper with an interest in queen rearing, yet little experience with your bees, be patient, another queen rearing workshop is planned for this time next year.

Registration will remain open until Thursday, May 16th, or until registration is filled.

Register by submitting your application on line. The registration will take you directly to PayPal where you can use a debit or credit card to complete your registration.

About Our Instructor:

Cory Stevens comes to us from his 27 acre farm in Bloomfield, MO, which he manages for wildlife and pollinator habitat. Cory and his wife Jaime manage Stevens Bee Company with the help of their two children Jade Olivia and Camden. You can check out Stevens Bee Company online at stevensbeeco.com or on Facebook. Cory is currently serving as President of Missouri State Beekeepers Association. He was certified as a Master Beekeeper by EAS in 2013, and trained by Sue Cobey in 2014 to instrumentally inseminate queens. He slips bees into random conversation with strangers, and annoys his wife by constantly talking about bees.