Queen Rearing Course

In Just 5 Days, You Will Learn How to Get All Your Hives Colonized With Bees. Stop Waiting for Endless & Uncertain Swarm…

…join our startling queen rearing online course today& cross that chasm!

 

Dear Beekeeper,

For more than10 years I worked assiduously on how to solve the problems associated with having to wait for so long, at times 2 years after installation of hives, to attract swarms into the bee hives. Honestly, this long period is discouraging, embarrassing and very cumbersome.

I later travelled to the State of Israel in year 2000 to learn the science of queen rearing, even though I learnt so many other techniques about bees and beekeeping in the tropics and sub-tropics but the principle of queen rearing there never worked well with our strain of bees. Oh! What a pity? Well, I didn’t stop at this trial, I continued with the hope that very soon my trial journey will be over.

In year 2003, I was in Canada also to learn what works well in queen rearing techniques. This time around I felt a bit fulfilled because I was able to grasp some advanced techniques of queen rearing including artificial insemination. No doubt, all these trainings still have one demerit or the other.

But at last my dream came true in 2004 when Raw Materials Research & Development Council, sponsored a research project anchored by our Centre with me as the team leader on “Rearing of Native Queen Bees” for Nigerian beekeepers.Many thanks to this great agency for their initiative which many Nigerian beekeepers are now enjoying.

This research work heralded the advent of industrialized beekeeping in Nigeria as practiced by me and some of the beneficiaries of the project. At present, I’ve developed several queen rearing techniques that worked well with our bees and the results of which you are about to experience with this course that is achievable within 5 days. I’ve also written book titled “Queen Rearing Demystified” as a result of my experience on queen rearing.

Just FIVE Days To Success?

I’m not joking when I say FIVE days. Over the past several years I have refined the process of queen rearing AND the method of teaching to my students so much so that I can now take motivated people, like you, from ground zero to a fully functioning queen rearing business in just FIVE days. I ardently belief we all know that beekeeping in general is characterized by many variables. Queen rearing is about the most important part of beekeeping.

In fact you are ONLY a keeper of bees when you cannot successfully raise a queen of your choice at will. Sustainable beekeeping needs a very efficient queen to stabilize and improve the activities of the colony. In actual fact; success or failure of a colony depends largely on the quality of the queen. So Who Says Queen Rearing Is Not Important In Beekeeping Activities? No doubt, beekeeping in Nigeria has come of age and presently almost every parts of the federation is now practicing it as vocation or main business and it has been discovered in recent times that any African countries producing organic honey and other hive products devoid of contaminants enjoys the patronage of foreign customers in the sector because of its sustained usage in many industries especially in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.

 

Production of good quality queen is desirable to improve the efficiency of beekeeping. It is however, the only way the beekeeper can harvest high quality and quantity honey and other hive products.

Here is Bidemi Ojeleye with his face circled in red color

 

Every beekeeper concedes the point that each colony must be headed by a good prolific queen, and all writers on the subject have emphasized it in the strongest terms, yet in truth very few beekeepers fully realize the importance of good queens. Put yourself to this test. When the season is over and you are taking off the honey, take note of quantity of honey some colonies produced compared to others. Then get out your pencil and paper, and figure how much money you would have made if all colonies in your apiary had made as much honey as the best hive did.

The Results Are Frequently Startling.

Then remember that there is positively no one element that contributes to the production of these big yields as much as good, young, biologically efficient and prolific queens. After you have these results tabulated, consider whether or not it would pay you to rear your own queens and become an expert at it, or have somebody take up this most important branch of beekeeping for you and continue to pay him/her every year you need it. Our best authorities agreed that there is not so much difference in the inherent honey-getting ability of the different colonies as there is in the condition of these colonies; that is, they produce large honey crops because the conditions within the hives are ideal.

There were plenty of young bees and brood at exactly the right time. These colonies seemed to devote all of their energy to honey-getting. They did not loaf. They did not swarm. They just worked, and these conditions were brought about by the fact that these colonies had good young queens, and not because they had inherited any exceptional traits or were constitutionally superior.

That there is a difference in the honey-getting ability of different colonies is not denied; but it is difficult, indeed, to be able to prove that the reason a colony made the largest surplus was due to natural ability rather than to the condition within the hive. Therefore, it is no easy matter for the honey producer to pick out the best queens, since it may be the opportunity that the queen had, rather than her natural ability.

How, Then, Are You To Select Your Rearing Queen?

 

First, be careful to see that conditions are the same in all colonies, and that the queens are of the same age. Then select the queen that has the most desirable qualities, such as prolificacy and vigor, and whose bees are gentle, low temperament, good honey-getters and showing little inclination to swarm. Docility, thrift and ability to gather nectar in poor weather conditions are also some of the colony characteristics most beekeepers wish to encourage and, queen rearing is a step in that direction. Being the most important caste in the colony, the queen’s characteristics have an enormous effect upon the performance of the colony and ultimately upon the honey bee crop.

Queen rearing offers each individual beekeeper the opportunities of propagating from queens whose characteristics are of particular interest. It involves techniques of producing young queens by manipulating some aspects of honeybee biology. Thus; becomes very imperative to enable beekeepers improve their stock by way of high honey yield, good reproductive behavior and better management.

Most Nigerian beekeepers depend largely on natural swarms for the establishment of their bee colonies and expansion, a situation that takes, at times, very long period to achieve and also not predictable. Raising queens also relief the existing and potential beekeepers of heavy burden of endless wait for uncertain natural swarms for the establishment of new colonies and expansion of existing apiaries.

Queen rearing offers the beekeeper the potential of making an increase, of replacing queen lost by accident and of re-queening. The latter is of major importance since regular re-queening is the key to productive and sustainable beekeeping. Young queens are more prolific and getting bigger brood nest earlier in the season. Normally; colonies headed by young queens appear to be less-susceptible to adult bee diseases and pests or at least better able to cope with the concomitant effects. Young queen swarms less. Beekeepers know that after the joy and excitement of the swarming season is over the gloomy realization dawns that yet another hive will not be producing a honey crop until following season.

Another disaster that can happen to a colony is the sign of failing queen and an important reason to have young replacement queens available. Occasionally, queen may supersede at a time of the year when there may be no or enough drones available to mate with the new queen. This situation calls for having a young laying queen at hand. Some Beekeepers Have Questioned Me Severally That How Easy Is Queen Rearing With Our Strain Of Bee Exhibiting High Swarming Tendency?

Listen: Queen rearing is not difficult as many beekeepers take it as myth which necessitated my documented experience by publishing “Queen Rearing Demystified” textbook. Since Rome wasn’t built in one day; the low success rate that may be recorded as beginners will definitely improve as practice makes perfection. Techniques for obtaining suitable larvae selected for utilization in queen rearing are fully explained in this course. The success results of all methods explained in this course can be instant provided all rules are strictly adhered to.

I have decided to hold you by the hands because I’m physically beside you, to guide you with practical instructions which will enable anyone to come up with the goods simply by following each method religiously.

 

 

Don’t leave anything to assumption. All the basic techniques required will be explained in detail because I have tested all the methods and have worked for me. It is my fervent belief that they will equally work for you too. Remember; artificial queen rearing is only mimicking natural reproduction and not exact nature, hence; no artificial queen rearing program is perfect and the pros and cons of each method examined, enabling the beekeeper to choose the queen rearing program that suits best.

…then What Are The Conditions Under Which The Bees Rear Queens?

Let me briefly explain how bees make their queens in the hive for you to appreciate these golden insects. In order to rear queens successfully we must study the conditions in the hive under which bees rear their own queens. There are three of them known to beekeepers as the:

  • Emergency Impulse
  • Supersedure and

In nature it sometimes happens that a colony suddenly loses its laying queen. Perhaps, as on very rare occasions, the queen, while laying, dies before the bees have time to supersede her in the regular way. The inmates of the hive at once realize they must meet this emergency situation, and immediately go to work to rear another queen.

Fortunately, nature has made it possible for them to produce one from the larvae of eggs already in the hive. They, therefore, choose a number of worker larvae and begin to feed them lavishly with predigested food known as royal jelly. They usually fill the cell with this food substance until the tiny larva is floated out to the mouth; then the bees build a queen cell over it, pointing it downward. This new cell is frequently over an inch long, and is made larger inside than that of the worker. The bees feed the larva until about five days after it is hatched from an egg, and then the cell is sealed over by them.

The larva within spins a small thin cocoon, changes from a larva into a pupa, and in about eight days from the time the cell is sealed the virgin queen gnaws off the cap of the cell and crawls out. For a few hours she is a weak, frail creature, downy and delicate. However, she develops rapidly, and within two to four hours, realizing she is a queen, she, just as many monarchs in the human family, becomes very jealous of any who may have ambitions to possess her throne. It is interesting to note the events which take place in the hive for the next few hours.

Here’s How It Works

It all starts on Day One, when you show up with little more than a strong desire to get trained on queen rearing. You then spend the next days immersed in hands-on training, as your instructor works by your side to show you step by step procedures of producing your own queen.

Your five-day agenda includes:

 

 

DAY

 

SCHEDULE

1.
  • Importance of good queens
  • Different queen rearing techniques
  • Queen rearing for the small beekeeper
  • Rearing queens on a large scale
  • Getting the bees in condition for cell building
2.
  • How to assess hygienic behavior, brood viability, temperament and honey production
  • How to evaluate donor hive
  • How to create starter nucs
  • How to create finishing colonies
  • How to rear drones for queen mating and maintenance
  • How to graft larva into queen cells
  • The queen rearing calendar
3.
  • How to set up nucleus hives
  • How to introduce cells into nuc hives
  • How to form nucleus
  • Why nuclei tear down cells
  • Misfortunes of the queen breeder
  • How to care for nuclei
4.
  • Types of records necessary for queen rearing
  • Method of caging queens
  • How to introduce queen into the hive
  • How to prepare candy for queen shipment
  • How to care for combs
5.
  • How to re-queen colony about to swarm
  • How to feed nuc hive
  • How and when to re-queen

 

…enough of these features because we still have more of them in the kitty for the benefit of our mentees. Mind you; your course materials will be sent to you 2 weeks in advance before the practical to get much more prepared theoretically because there will be no room for theory during this period. Yes! All will be practical, practical and …practical.

By the end of day two, you will have an in-depth understanding of the entire process of raising your own queens, so you can repeat the same steps while working independently, and start filling your empty hives with bees. Honestly every topic is interesting till the end of the course where you will be taught how to assess the fecundity of your reared queen before shipment or introduction into your hive. How Can You Avoid Some Minor Or Major Pitfalls That May Cause Big Trouble In Queen Rearing Programs?

I considered everyone that may want to participate in this course to be mindful of some things that may go wrong in the process. I didn’t leave you alone to it. They are all included; hopefully trying out some of the techniques detailed in the course will give you the opportunity of getting more accustomed to your bees and apparently increase income from the bee products.

 

 

 With N25,000 Invested On The Queen Rearing Course, You Will Be Able To:

 

  • Promote increase production of honey and other hive products
  • Have good knowledge of queen rearing for cascading to colleagues
  • Make extra money selling packaged bees or colonies to beekeepers
  • Expand your apiary at will without hassle
  • Stop endless wait for uncertain swarm
  • Easily de-queen for re-queening with vibrant young queen
  • Easily replace lost queen
  • Enjoy low swarming rate

How would you feel if your beekeeping venture is able to sustain all your family need with little efforts? Take action now. It’s just N30,000 for life time knowledge. Some few years back this course was N50,000 and we had over 150 mentees who participated then. You too will be able to pass the knowledge across to others…and in just one class may make ten times the money spent on this course. Do you know many potential beekeepers get discouraged in the venture due to endless wait for swarm? Queen rearing is more understood when you can physically participate by handling equipment, tools and bees yourself with a mentor like me beside you.

I look forward to seeing you in my next Queen Rearing Class.

 

To your beekeeping success!