WCOBA hosts 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 coming to WCOBA.  Connor will lead a two 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 10 & 11, 2013 at the Community Center, 7818 CR 49, Belle Center, OH (Map It) with field exercises conducted in a nearby apiary.  Course fees are $280 for individuals and $380 for couples / teams (husband-wife, partners, parent-child 12 or older, or siblings working as a team.)  Couple / Team registrations will share course materials and activities.  A non-refundable registration deposit of $50 will be required to secure registration.  Full payment of fees will be due two weeks prior to the date of the class.


Due to the high level of interest and advanced registrations received during WCOBA February meetings, current open enrollment space is very limited.  To accommodate an unknown level of interest from our extended network of beekeepers we are asking you to complete a registration inquiry form.  After we receive your inquiry we will notify you if registration slots are still available and if so provide details and instructions for registration and deposit payment.  If space is not available and you chose the "wait list" option on the inquiry form, we will add you to our course wait list and notify you if or when space becomes available. 




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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