Working Your Colonies

Event Date

E L Nino Bee Biology Lab, 1 Bee Biology Rd., Davis, CA 95618

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about and practice many aspects of what is necessary to maintain a healthy colony and exploit products of the hive. 

Lecture modules will cover:

•Advanced Honey Bee Biology

•Honey Bee IPM

•Products of the hive


Practical modules will cover:

•Queen Wrangling

•Honey Extraction

•Splitting/combining Colonies

•Monitoring for Varroa



Dr. Elina L. Niño, Bernardo Niño


The course size is limited to 25 participants per session. Please bring your bee suit/veil if you own one! The $150 registration fee covers the cost of course materials, lunch and refreshments on the day of the short course. Participants are responsible for obtaining their own lodging. Short course will be held at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility on UC Davis campus.