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Hygienic Queen Selection Class Agenda

Day 1, Wed 2/8/12 – 4 hrs.
* Orientation
* Hygienic testing of colonies

Day 2, Thurs 2/9/12 – 4 hrs.
* Hygienic testing of colonies
* Setting up cell builders
* Identifying hygienic bees

Day 3, Fri 2/10/12 – 4 hrs.
* Graft from the best of the hygienic hives that we have tested.   Students will watch as Jeff demonstrates, and will then practice doing it themselves. 

DAY 4, Sat 2/11/12 – 15 mins./hive
* Checking grafts / cull cells

Day 9 Sun 2/19/12 – 1 hr.
* Make-up mating nuclei.
* Question and answer session.

Day 10, Mon 2/20/12 – 30 mins.
* Take cells out of cell builders and place them into incubators.

Day 11, Tue 2/21/12 – 30 mins.
* Go back into mating nuclei and cut out cells made by bees.

Day 12, Wed 2/22/12 – 2 hrs.
* Place grafted cells into mating nuclei.

Day 26, Wed 3/7/12– 2 to 3 hours. 
* Check for mated queens in mating nuclei.