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Queen Rearing and cell grafting class

  • 14 Apr 2022
  • 21 Apr 2022
  • 2 sessions
  • 14 Apr 2022, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM (EDT)
  • 21 Apr 2022, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM (EDT)
  • Montgomery County 4H Center
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Queen Rearing and Cell Grafting Class 2022

Thank you for your interest in MCBA’s Queen Rearing and Cell Grafting Class.  You are eligible to sign up if you meet and agree to the following requirements and criteria:

1.     Queen Cell Grafting requires manual dexterity, depth perception, a very steady hand, and visual acuity (good eyesight or purchased magnification)
2.     A knowledge of basic bee husbandry and ability to evaluate strong, extremely well populated hives
3.     A history of keeping colonies alive over several seasons
4.     Successful in making splits
5.     Able to sacrifice one, preferable two, overwintered production hives for the class and a portion of, or all of the production year
6.     A recent mite count, and if count exceeded 2% threshold, treatment completed before class start date
7.     Able to find queens, whether marked or unmarked
8.     An understanding that to continue Queen Rearing and Cell Grafting Class, additional costs may be incurred for items to continue grafting
9.     Vaccination Stats: Must have proof of up-to-date vaccination at the time of the classes in order to participate
10.  Masks will be worn while inside and proof of vaccination and booster is required for this class.  Documentation will be checked at the first class.

  Class size will be limited to 24 participants.  Must attend both Theory classes in order to participate in Hands-on class.

Two-Week Theory Class taught by Scott Famous:

Thursday, April 14  from 7 – 9 PM AND

Thursday, April 21 from 7 – 9 PM 

Hands-On Class taught by Dr. Vincent Aloyo:

Participants from the Theory class will be split into one of the two sessions:

Saturday, May 7 from 9 – 11:30 AM or

Saturday, May 7 from 1 – 3:30 PM


  • Theory Class: $70 - includes the book “Queen Rearing Essentials, 2nd edition”   
  • Hands-On Class: $125
Only payment for the Theory class will be required when registering.
Be prepared to pay for the Hands-On Class at the second Theory Class session on April 21

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    Serving Montgomery, Bucks and surrounding counties in Pennsylvania, the MCBAPA is an association of hobbyist and professional beekeepers. Our mission is to provide education, hands-on training, support and fellowship in all aspects of beekeeping. Both experienced beekeepers and novices participate in our monthly meetings, field trips and social events.This is a good spot to place your secondary navigation gadget, like Navigation links, or Secondary menu.

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    1015 Bridge Road (Route 113)
    Skippack, PA 19426

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