Journey Level
 
 

The Journey Level Program is designed to build advanced skills in beekeeping and to facilitate the transition from hobby beekeeping to commercial beekeeping. The Journey Level Program includes workshops on queen rearing, integrated pest management and commercial-scale honey extraction/processing. The Cornell workshops are designed to prepare you for certification as a Master Beekeeper. Certification is obtained through the Eastern Apicultural Society’s Master Beekeeper Certification Program which is held at the ESA annual meeting each summer.

 
 
 
 
  Integrated Pest Management

NOT FOR THOSE WHO HAVE TAKEN THE APPRENTICE LEVEL COURSES!!!

This one day workshop provides participants with an overview of the theory and principles of Integrated Pest Management , the identification and life histories of honey bee pests, and IPM strategies for managing honey bee pests while minimizing the use of pesticides. Participants receive a manual to complement the lectures.

  • Class from 9:00 am until 5:30 pm
  • 6 hours of lecture/discussion, and 2 hours of hands-on demonstrations

Enrollment limited to 20 persons

 
 
IPM Lab Work

 

This workshop provides training in the use of laboratory equipment for the diagnosis of American foulbrood, tracheal mites and nosema. You will learn the thoracic disc assay for identification of tracheal mites, the modified hanging-drop technique for identifying American foulbrood spores, the antibiotic resistance test, and methods for identifying and counting nosema spores. Participants receive a manual to complement the lectures.

  • Class from 9:00 am until 5:30 pm
  • 3 hours of lecture/discussion, and 5 hours of hands-on demonstrations

Enrollment limited to 20 persons

 
 
 
 
 
Nicholas W. Calderone
Associate Professor
Department of Entomology
Comstock Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
 
Updated June 2008
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