The 2023 Queen Rearing Workshop is currently Full. However, you may contact us to be put on a waiting list
This workshop series will consist of four sessions and are 5 hours each, May through June.
Each 5 hour session will be scheduled on a Saturday or Sunday. Saturday classes may be rescheduled to Sunday due to inclement weather
If you are interested, please contact:
Phone: (508) 559-1046
Cost is $400 (cash)
Registration starts at 9:30 am on Session One.
For the remaining sessions, class starts promptly at 10:00 am and will go until 3:00 pm.
Workshops tend to fill up quickly, so please register early
You will need:
SESSION 1, SATURDAY, May 13, 2023
SESSION 2, SATURDAY, May 20, 2023
SESSION 3, SATURDAY, June 3, 2023
SESSION 4, SATURDAY, June 10, 2023
Lunaria Farm and Apiary Franklin, Mass.
CORNELL MASTER BEEKEEPER
Past President, Norfolk County Beekeepers Association
Dorinda: Following a career pivot from private practice to Public Health, Dorinda is a consultant to the Maine CDC in their School Oral Health Programs as an Independent Practice licensed Dental Hygienist. Serving as an EAS Certified Master Beekeeper, Dorinda is also a consultant to the NH Department of Agriculture, assisting her Master BK husband David in his role as Apiary Inspector. Both participated in a SARE grant funded initiative from which the New Hampshire Honey Bee Diagnostic Network was developed.
Dave: I have been keeping honey bees with my wife Dorinda since 2003. Our beekeeping focus is on the health and perpetuation of our own stock in a small apiary context. We manage a subset of our colonies at a NOFA certified organic farm where we provide pollination services. I have been an EAS Certified Master Beekeeper since 2011 and I am Apiary Inspector for the State of New Hampshire.
Raising your own queens is a part of sustainable beekeeping. There are a number of benefits, including saving money, raising queens with survivor and disease resistance traits, requeening your own hive, and most importantly, learning a valuable new skill.