2014 Queen Rearing Class by Dr. Larry Connor

Renowned author, entomologist and beekeeper Dr. Larry Connor brings his "Introduction to the Doolittle Method of Queen Rearing course to Ohio.

Dr. Larry Connor, author of Queen Rearing Essentials, Bee Sex Essentials, Increase Essentials Bee-sentials and frequent contributor to the American Bee Journal and Bee Culture, is bringing his queen rearing course back to WCOBA.  Connor will lead a three day "show and do" course in queen rearing that will include a blend of classroom instruction and apiary field exercises.  The course will introduce students to the Doolittle Method of Queen Rearing with a focus on production of mite-resistant, locall adapted queens.  WCOBA is pleaed to offer our members and the beekeeping community access to Connor's course.  This class is recommended for beekeepers with at least three years of beekeeping experience.

This course will be held on May 15, 16 & 17, 2014 at the Community Center, 7818 CR 49, Belle Center, OH (Map It) with field exercises conducted in a nearby apiary.  Course fees are $330.  A non-refundable registration deposit of $100 is due by May 4, 2014 to secure registration.  Full payment of fees will be due one week prior to the date of the class.  

To register for the course, please complete the registration form below and send a check for the $100 deposit to the address provided below.  Make checks for fees payable to WCOBA.


About Dr. Larry Connor:

Dr. Lawrence John Connor is a respected author, speaker and instructor in the American beekeeping community. Connor is the owner of Wicwas press and has authored a series of popular beekeeping books including Queen Rearing Essentials, Bee Sex Essentials, andIncrease Essentials. Connor received his PhD in entomology from Michigan State University. He has worked as an extension apicultural entomologist at Ohio State University, led the Dadant Midnite and Starline hybrid queen line programs in Florida and is a frequent contributor to American Bee Journal and Bee Culture magazines. He currently resides in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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