Queen Rearing Workshop in Chatham, MI

June 29, 2024 9:00AM - 4:00PM

The North Farm at UPREC, N5431 Rock River Rd. Chatham, MI 49816

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 for a queen rearing workshop. The hands-on session will cover grafting, starter colonies, finishing colonies, and more!

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

Registration is $85.00 per participant and includes lunch, queen rearing supplies, and a manual. If the registration fee poses a financial hardship, please email Meghan Milbrath at mpi@msu.edu to inquire about a fee reduction/waiver. Fee waivers are available to all students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs.

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


  • Registration is required.
  • This event is only for adults (18 years or older).
  • Participants are encouraged to arrive with their own protective gear/clothing. MSU will have veiled beekeeping jackets (sizes M and XXL) for participants to borrow, but protection from stings is not guaranteed.
  • Participants should not bring any other beekeeping equipment besides a beekeeping veil or suit due to biosecurity concerns. Previously used leather gloves will not be permitted.
  • All participants are expected to understand that there is a risk of being stung. 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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