WSU CAHNRS

CAHNRS – Department of Entomology

APIS Molecular Systematics Laboratory

Summer Events Queen Rearing Coursesand 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.

 

Workshops offered by the WSU Honey Bee Program

bee keepingWSU Beekeeping Short Course

June 9-10, 2017

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; To register for this workshop, you have the option to:

Print out a hard copy of the registration form and mail it to the Department of Entomology along with the payment for your registration fee

Click here for a printable Registration Form

-OR-

Fill out a registration form that can be submitted online

⇒ Click here to register with an online form.

Location:  Ensminger Pavilion, Washington State University Campus – Pullman, WA

Mail to:

Adam Williams                                                                                                                                                         Washington State University                                                                                                                                               Dept. of Entomology                                                                                                                                                             166 FSHN                                                                                                                                                                             P.O. Box 646382                                                                                                                                                           Pullman, WA 99164-6382

Rearing High Quality Queens

June 11, 2017

The one day workshop 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; To register for this workshop, you have the option to:

Print out a hard copy of the registration form and mail it to the Department of Entomology along with the payment for your registration fee

Click here for a printable Registration Form

-OR-

Fill out a registration form that can be submitted online

⇒ Click here to register with an online form.

Location:  Ensminger Pavilion, Washington State University Campus – Pullman, WA

Click here for the 2016 Beekeeping Short Course schedule, the 2017 schedule will be posted soon.

Mail to:

Adam Williams                                                                                                                                                         Washington State University                                                                                                                                               Dept. of Entomology                                                                                                                                                             166 FSHN                                                                                                                                                                             P.O. Box 646382                                                                                                                                                           Pullman, WA 99164-6382

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