2020 Instrumental Insemination Classes With Krispn Given

In 2020, we will offer two separate weekend (Saturday and Sunday) Instrumental Insemination classes:


First course: July 25-26, 2020

Second course:  August 22-23, 2020

These classes are designed for beekeepers and researchers who want to improve their population of honey bees and maintain a breeding program with increased survival for their area.  Classes are kept small:  just three students per session!

Detailed instruction and hands on practice of semen collection and insemination of queens will be emphasized. Queen and drone biology will be presented along with preparation and care of virgin queens and drones. Successful queen rearing skills are a prerequisite.

Virgin queens and drones will be provided for the students. Students will take their successfully inseminated queens home.

Provision of your own insemination equipment is required….

Instrument Rental

Microscopes $25

Instrumental Insemination Device $100

Cost of the two-day interactive course is $1000

Reserve your spot!

Instructor: Krispn Given, Apiculture Specialist, Department of Entomology, Purdue University
Assistant: Dale McMahan, Apis Engineering

The two-day course is taught principally by Krispn Given, who has extensive beekeeping experience including running & maintaining the Honey Bee Breeding Program at Purdue University the last seventeen years. He has also been involved in extensive research projects. He was instrumental in developing the “Mite-Biter” bee that is gaining popularity with beekeepers across the country.

Private Classes

Individual training with Krispn Given will be offered also along with custom classes specializing in advanced training for those individuals who have some previous II training. IIQ introduction and care will be explained in detail along with successful breeding program paradigms.

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