Loading Events

« All Events

Queen Rearing Course 4 – 20 June (four sessions)

4 June @ 14:00 - 17:00

We have places available on our queen raising course in June.

The course will follow the process of queen raising using the grafting method from setting up a cell builder hive, selection of larvae, grafting, hive manipulations, and finally transfer to a mating hive.

This process takes over two weeks, and we will invite students to participate on three critical days: set-up, grafting and moving queen cells to mating hives. We will also demonstrate several methods of queen introduction in a separate session. The course will be run by member Andrew Brough who raises queens throughout the summer.

At the first session, Andrew will give a detailed explanation of the process and we will have a practice at grafting. The actual grafting day will be eight days later and for this Andrew will supply suitable larvae from his own stock. The final session will take place just over a week later when the larvae have been capped over and are a few days from emerging. The timing is, of course, dictated by the bees!

For more information, please see attached course plan. All sessions will be at the Woodstock apiary. The course fee is £35; to book a place on the course contact OBKA’s Secretary

Queen Raising Course plan


4 June
14:00 - 17:00
Event Category:


Secretary OBKA


Marlborough School
Shipton Road
Woodstock,OX20 1LPUnited Kingdom
+ Google Map