Queen Grafting Workshop
On the weekend of 18th and 19th February 2017 the Illawarra Branch of the ABA, in conjunction with the Sydney branch of the NSW Apiarists Association, hosted a 2-day workshop. The event was led by Bruce White, OAM (Retired Technical Specialist Apiculture NSW Department of Primary Industries). Participants worked with live bees and undertook the task of Queen Bee grafting demonstrating how to graft a queen larva on day 1 and follow up on day 2 to see how well grafts had taken. Students will prepare a starter hive for cell rearing, graft a queen larva, raise the cells and make up a mating nucleus hive.