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Small Scale Queen Rearing


Course Code: AE0406WA20

Queen bee surrounded by other bees on a honeycomb

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Date & Time

June 16, 2020
6:30pm - 7:30pm EST (Login time: 6:15pm EST)


Have you ever considered raising your own honeybee queens? Understanding the process that bees use to raise queens will give you a much more intimate knowledge of your colonies and enable you to become a better beekeeper.

Topics covered in this online course include:

  • Queen and drone biology;
  • Stock selection;
  • Introduction to several queen rearing techniques;
  • Tools and equipment;
  • Starter and finisher hives;
  • Setting up mating yards; and
  • Record keeping.
Meet Your Beekeeping Webinar Instructor

Mike Haberland, Beekeeping Course InstructorMike Haberland is an associate professor and County Environmental Agent with Rutgers University Cooperative Extension. He uses applied research and collaborates with organizations to develop programs that assist in the creation, promotion, and education, of innovative environmental, sustainable community, and natural resource management practices. Mike uses beekeeping and the creation of native pollinator habitat for research and as a way to educate the public on the importance of pollinators.


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Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


No meals will be provided.


Online. This course will be delivered via Webex.

Equipment you will need to access this training:

  • A computer, tablet, or smartphone
  • Microphone is not necessary (all students will be muted on entry; you can use the "chat function" to type your questions and interact with the instructor)
  • Webcam is optional but not necessary
  • Speaker is optional but not necessary (you will be able to listen to the presentation by dialing in on your phone if your computer does not have a speaker)

Note: Pre-registration is required.


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Please call 848-932-9271, option 2.

Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Pamela Springard-Mayer, 848-932-7463
Administrative Assistant: Jackie Findra, 848-932-7180