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Small Scale Queen Rearing


Course Code: AE0406WA20

Queen bee surrounded by other bees on a honeycomb

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

Next offering TBD


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 Instructor

Mike 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.

Here is what our customers are saying about our instructor, Mike Haberland:
"Amazing presenter, kept us entertained and engaged"
"Knowledgeable, patient, and helpful"
"Personable and knowledgeable"
"Super informative"
"Very informative, helpful, and kind!"
"Very knowledgeable and clear explanations, fun and entertaining!"


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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.


Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

Would you like to be notified when the next offering is scheduled? 
Here are 3 convenient ways to be added to our mailing list:
1. Click here to join our mailing list (please reference "Small Scale Queen Rearing" or Course Code AE0406) 
2. Call us at 848-932-9271, select option 3
3. E-mail us at ocpe@njaes.rutgers.edu

Program Questions? Contact Us!

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