Pre-Registration for Queen Rearing Workshop

This year we are providing a catered lunch for participants in the Queen Rearing Workshop. However, we need a head count a few days before the workshop to know how many lunches to order. If you are interested in a complimentary lunch, please pre-register by April 25th. Thank you!!!


Queen Rearing Workshop at MSU

We will be hosting an all-day queen rearing workshop this spring at the Clay Lyle Entomology Bldg. on MSU campus, Saturday, April 30. This workshop will feature grafting and non-grafting techniques, and will allow participants to try their hand at the Doolittle method of grafting larvae. There will be presentations and demonstrations in the morning, lunch on your own, and then we will reconvene for grafting practice in the afternoon. Registration is free, and will be handled on a first come, first serve basis. Maximum 40 participants. Call or email to reserve a spot:

phone: (662) 325-2975


Spring time is the best time of year to raise queens, so don’t miss out on this free educational opportunity! Check back in the next week or two for our program flyer.


Beekeeping Workshop Series in Monroe County

The Monroe County Extension Service is hosting a series of three beekeeping workshops this spring at their Aberdeen office. Click here to learn more.

(The course description below is from Randall Nevins)

1st Meeting Topic: Spring Bee Preparation and Buildup

This workshop is specifically for local private beekeepers that want to learn how to promote and manage bees on their property! We will cover early spring inspections, rules for modern beekeeping, splits, summertime chores, tactics and ideas for success. We will also have demonstrations on beekeeper equipment needed, bee hive box parts and establishment, pest management and much more. Some parts of these sessions will be a “hands-on” learning experience through a series of lessons. Please wear appropriate clothes.

 The first workshop will meet at the Monroe County Extension Office on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 6:30 PM.  Registration is required for attendance, but there is no fee. Refreshments and reference materials will be provided. So please call (662-369-4951) to register by April 5, 2016

Mark your calendars: Beekeeping Spring Series Dates (all sessions will be at the local Extension office, except where noted):

If you want to have more hives of bees, you will find this workshop series very helpful.  See you there!

Randall Nevins

Extension Agent/County Coordinator

Monroe County MSU Extension Service

517 Highway 145 North, Suite 1

Aberdeen, MS 39730

Office  (662) 369-4951

Fax      (662) 369-3682

Cell     (662) 769-9924