Sue Cobey Queen Rearing Workshop, sponsored by the Pierce County Beekeepers Association. July 25, 9am – 2pm, WSU Extension Center, Puyallup Campus, 2606 West Pioneer, Puyallup, WA 98371.
Learn how to raise your own honey bee queens. Sue Cobey is a global authority in the field of honey bee breeding, and her classes attract researchers and breeders worldwide. At WSU, Sue’s focus is to enhance U.S. honey bee breeding stocks which incorporates imported European bee subspecies germplasm into U.S. breeding stocks. She will cover queen breeding biology, demonstrate how to graft, review the WSU genetics program, and talk about the importance of raising local queens.
$40 general public; $30 for members of Pierce County Beekeepers Association. Lunch is included, and will be served during a Q&A with Sue from 1:00 – 2:00 PM. Space is limited.