At our meeting in January, the club expressed a desire to begin a project to rear our own local queens. The idea was to provide a source of queens raised locally, from stock that has survived a northern Minnesota winter. Initially we would not be able to supply queens for spring splits, but our goal would be to build a supply of local queens available to our members for summer splits, or if one of their hives suddenly went queen-less.
If you have had success in the past rearing queens, and are willing to share your expertise, we would like to hear from you.
If you have read up on the process, or possibly even attended a class, please send us a note.
If you think that this would be a good project for the club, and are willing to help and learn with us, drop us a line.
If you would just like to be kept up to date on our progress, please take a moment to let us know that you are interested.
The club voted at the January gathering to help offset the cost of materials needed to start this project, so cost needn’t be your concern.
Please respond by clicking on the contact us link at the top of this page, or you can send a note to nemnbeekeepers(at)gmail(dot)com and let us known that you would like to be part of the team.