Queen rearing workshop in Lansing, MI

June 17, 2023 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Registration Deadline: June 11, 2023 - 11:30AM

MSU Pollinator Performance Center, 4090 College Rd, Lansing, MI 48910

Contact: Meghan Milbrath

Photo of beekeepers grafting at a queen rearing workshop.
2022 MSU Queen Rearing Workshop. Photo by Ana Heck.

Join Michigan State University beekeeping instructors, Dr. Zachary Huang and Dr. Meghan Milbrath, for a queen rearing workshop. The hands-on session will cover grafting, starter colonies, finishing colonies, and more!

Participants will receive instructional videos to review before the workshop. There will also be a live Q&A session with instructors on Tuesday, June 13th at 7pm. It will be recorded for those who are unable to attend.

Beekeepers interested in this workshop may also register separately for MSU's hygienic testing workshop that will take place on Friday, June 16th.

Members of Great Plains Master Beekeeping can count this workshop toward master level credit in the 3.19 queen rearing category.

Registration is required, and space is limited. The workshop is $85 per person and includes lunch and a queen rearing manual.

This event is subject to change or cancelation due to weather or other circumstances.


  • This event is only for adults (18 years or older).
  • All participants are expected to arrive with protective gear/clothing.
  • If you have ever experienced an allergic reaction to an insect sting, you must receive clearance from a medical professional and the program instructor prior to the event.

Accessibility accommodations

Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact, Meghan Milbrath, two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.


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