Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Queen Grafting Class

This Saturday, I attended an advanced beekeeping class: Queen Grafting Class. It was a hands-on-workshop with instructor Linda Monahan from Yosemite Gateway Farms:
Linda has been keeping bees for 4-years and uses no treatments on her bees. She is involved with the Organic Beekeepers, attending their Arizona Symposium. Linda has had a 75-80% success rate with grafting and she will share her knowledge with us.
We had the opportunity to try grafting Queens under Linda’s supervision.

If the grafted Queens take, they will be ours. We are yet to hear from Janet to know if any of those cells are accepted by the bees to raise a queen.

By the way, I would like to thanks Janet and Rick for their hospitality.

1 comment:

  1. Very cool Alper. Wish I could have attended. Hope that your grafting takes! -Desmond