WSU CAHNRS

CAHNRS – Department of Entomology

APIS Molecular Systematics Laboratory

Summer Events

Queen Rearing Courses
and Beekeeping Shortcourse

Colony Collapse

Can overwintering indoors
be part of the solution?

The Department of Entomology currently maintains and operates over 250 colonies distributed in 10 research and teaching apiaries.

Field research in the apiaries is centered on projects addressing problems of major importance to Pacific Northwest (PNW) beekeepers. Current colony health research includes: monitoring seasonal variation in Nosema ceranae infestations, molecular characterization of Nosema species in the PNW, evaluation of interactions between parasites and pathogens and examining sub-lethal effects of chemical residues in the hive and the environment.

 

Rearing High Quality Queens
Workshops offered by the WSU Honey Bee Program

WSU, Pullman - Saturday, August 2, 2014
Mt Vernon Agricultural Station - Friday, August 8, 2014  

Two, one day workshops in different locations will present what it takes to rear high quality queens. Basic biology and various methods of queen rearing will be presented. The workshops emphasize hands on instruction in queen rearing methods, with lecture and demonstrations. Students will be involved in various steps including: setting up cell builders, grafting, and establishing mating nuclei. Both queen right and queen-less systems will be demonstrated. Bring a bee veil and whatever protective clothing you are comfortable in.

Instructors: Steve Sheppard, Susan Cobey & WSU Bee Lab. graduate students

Registration fees $175 Click here for a Registration Form

Mail to: Washington State University, Dept. of Entomology, Honey Bee Program, 166 FSHN, P.O. Box 646382. Pullman, WA 99164-6182

bee keepingStarting Right With Bees

WSU Beginning Beekeeping Workshop

WSU, Pullman - Thursday & Friday, July 31 & August 1, 2014  

Interested in starting some bee colonies or want more confidence in working and caring for these? This 2 day course will cover bee biology, pest/disease identification, colony management, honey bee IPM, and gloveless beekeeping. The format is a combination of instruction and hands on demonstration. Bring a bee veil, whatever protective clothing you are comfortable in, and lots of questions.

Instructors: Steve Sheppard, Susan Cobey & WSU Bee Lab. graduate students

Registration fees $125 Click here for a Registration Form

Mail to: Washington State University, Dept. of Entomology, Honey Bee Program, 166 FSHN, P.O. Box 646382. Pullman, WA 99164-6182

 

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