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I.I. Breeder Queens

Instrumentally Inseminated (I.I.) Breeder Queen are intensive to produce. Please contact the WSU Bee Program for current availability and seasonal production.

WSU Program Queen Bees

WSU Program Queens 2018 WSU Program queen – naturally mated. Due to our climate, queen production takes place in June and July and WSU Program Queens will be available for shipment in July-August 2018. Limited quantities are available – priority will be given to beekeeping associations in the PNW involved in local breeding efforts. Cost per queen – $50.00 prepaid; prior to June 30, 2018.

Queen Rearing and Bee Breeding Workshop

June 15 & 16, 2018 Ready to take beekeeping to the next level? For those of you who already have a working foundation in beekeeping, the WSU bee team is offering an event to introduce you to fundamental tools for stock improvement. This workshop is designed to improve your understanding of queen rearing, bee breeding systems and selection methods though a combination of presentations and hands-on demonstrations. We will also introduce you to the more advanced techniques of instrumental insemination and cryopreservation. Instructors: Susan Cobey, Jennifer Han, Brandon Hopkins, Melanie Kirby, Tim Lawrence, Nick Naeger and Steve Sheppard. We will also have two outstanding guest speakers from abroad, Jeri Wright from UK to discuss bee nutrition and Gennaro Di Prisco from Italy to present his breeding project in Italy. Registration is $275/person Online Registration Form must also be completed: (please indicate your method of payment with a reference to your receipt number) Location: Washington State University, Pullman campus Plan on two all day meetings. The time of day and schedule of activities will be sent with your registration confirmation. For questions, please call Department of Entomology at 509-335-5422.