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Queen Raising Overview
Queen raising is a straightforward and rewarding part of beekeeping, yet many beekeepers fear it is too complicated. It can be undertaken on any scale, with varying levels of complexity, but the basics are well know and it can be started with minimal equipment. We will explore the how? and why? of queen raising, compare the various approaches and equipment used, and consider what is realistic and achievable for a hobbyist beekeeper or beekeeping association.
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About Dan Basterfield, NDB
Dan grew up with beekeeping around him, earning pocket money by clipping and marking queens. Having spent 15 years working in large companies, he returned to the family beekeeping business in Devon in 2005, and with his father expanded the business and built a brand new Honey Farm as the centre of their honey production, queen raising, and teaching activities.
He is a regular lecturer around the UK on practical beekeeping topics. Daniel wrote some of the BBKA's Course in a Case training courses, has contributed to the BBKA's Liquid Gold and Swarming videos, and most recently co-authored the BBKA's Healthy Hive Guide book.