Insemination course of queen bee PL

The Queen Bee Insemination Course is a specialized training course, concluding with an examination and obtaining authorization to perform queen bee insemination treatments. The program takes into account the scope defined in Art. 30 sec. 2 point 2 of the Act on the Organization of Breeding and Reproduction of Farm Animals. The course covers 32 hours of classes, including 15 hours of theory and 17 hours of practice. Due to the specified training and for the comfort of the participants, the size of the group is limited to 10 people. The course includes consultation with the leaders. There is a separate and fully equipped stand for insemination of the queen bees for everyone. If you would like to use your own insemination device, please give us prior notification.

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The training is conducted according to a schedule - the practice incorporates exercises and the theory in the form of lectures.

 Who is the course for?

- advanced beekeepers who want to take advantage of the benefits of insemination in their apiaries
- novice breeders who would like to start implementing breeding programs
- all who want to acquire knowledge and skills in the field of insemination of queen bees and at the same time obtain the qualifications of an inseminator
- breeders who have used the services of inseminators so far and now want to perform the treatment themselves

When does the course take place?

The course takes place on June 6-8, 2024.
The exam takes place on June 6, 2024.

Do you get a license to practice a profession?

The insemination course concludes with an exam. After passing the exam, the trainee receives a certificate confirming the qualifications in the profession of a queen bee inseminator and the qualifications of an inseminator.

How big is the group?

The insemination course incorporates specialized training. The queen bee insemination technique requires an individual approach for each student. Therefore, the group consists of only 10 people.

Can I bring my equipment?

Each participant has access to a fully equipped insemination station. People who have their own equipment can bring it with them and work on it during the course. As part of the course, we provide consultations on the correct preparation and setting up of your own equipment.

Do we provide mothers and drones?

Yes, for each participant, the organizer provides mothers and drones of the appropriate age and quantity.

How to sign up?

To enroll for the course, please contact us by e-mail: biuro@akademia-pszczelarza.pl

We will guide you through the next steps of registration.

How to pay?

✔ Bank transfer - If you have chosen this payment method, you can expect to receive an invoice pro forma in the same day via email. You will have 30 days to make the payment.

✔ Installments - We can split your payment into installments (without additional costs!). Just contact us by email or phone after you have registered.

biuro@akademia-pszczelarza.pl ✆ 516-828-632

The number of places is limited.

The final confirmation of the subscription is payment of the course.

Theoretical classes:

• Breeding of bees.

• Anatomy and physiology of queen bees and drones.

• Biology of queen bee insemination.

• Factors influencing the quality of artificially inseminated queen bees.

• Standard equipment necessary for artificial insemination - available options and selection rules   (theory).

 

Practical classes:

• Standard equipment necessary for artificial insemination - available options and selection rules (theory).

• Preparation of dams and drones for artificial insemination.

• Technique of insemination.

• Rules of hygiene and disinfection.

• Problems with artificially inseminated mothers.

• Methods of assessing correctly conducted artificial insemination of queen bees.

• Małgorzata Bieńkowska

She is professionally and privately associated with bees. The main goal of her work is the breeding of bees showing the features of resistance to the V. destructor parasite, the improvement of selection methods, the selection of drones and queen bees for breeding and the improvement of artificial insemination methods. July 30 1992, she received the certificate No. 81 on passing the examination in the field of insemination of bee queens. She is one of the founders of the international scientific cooperation network - Research Network of Sustainable Bee Breading, a member of the International Organization COLOSS - Honey Bee Research Association, and she is also the treasurer of the Polish Association of Mother Bees Breeders. She is passionate about spreading knowledge about the latest achievements, discoveries and research results that can contribute to improving the situation of bees and maintaining their greatest biodiversity in the environment.

  

• Monika Leleń

She found a way to fulfill herself in beekeeping. She always sets ambitious goals and implements them quickly. She is professionally involved in the breeding of queen bees, with a particular focus on the insemination process. She is a representative of the young generation of inseminators who has gained knowledge in this field worldwide. Monika perfectly combines the achievements of previous generations with the latest tools offered by modern times. She often conducts training workshops for beekeepers outside the breeding season. She is also an expert in activities that children enjoy, during which she reveals the secrets of bees to the young students.

 

• Przemysław Szeliga

A beekeeper master, and above all a passionate bee lover. He has extensive experience in conducting classes and workshops and has been educating students, both beginners and advanced beekeepers. He works to integrate the beekeeping community and disseminate knowledge about the importance of the role of the honeybee in society. He runs his own breeding apiary based on one of the most difficult breeding methods, which makes it possible to obtain bee queens of the highest quality. Demanding and critical of himself and others, he is the mentor of many beekeeping souls. He teaches how to manage beekeeping based on thinking.

The course will be held in Wielkie Drogi /Poland:

PASIEKA SZELIGÓW
UL. KRÓLEWSKA 30
32-051 WIELKIE DROGI

The queen bee insemination course ends with an examination. After completing the course and passing the exam, the trainee receives a certificate of completion of the training course and a certificate confirming qualifications in the profession of a queen bee inseminator. A graduate of the course may take the exam the following year.

The exam lasts 2 days. On the first day, students take the written, oral and practical parts. On the second day (after 24h), the condition and effectiveness of insemination of the queen bee is checked.

The examination confirming qualifications in the field of artificial insemination of bee queens consists of 3 parts:

1. THE WRITTEN PART - a test

2. THE ORAL PART - oral answers

3. THE PRACTICAL PART - a practical task

 

Ad. 1. The written part of the exam lasts 60 minutes. It is carried out in the form of a test consisting of 12 tasks. Ten are closed-ended questions with four answers to choose from, only one of which is correct. Two are open-ended descriptive tasks. It is carried out with the use of sheets and answer cards.

Ad. 2. The oral part of the exam lasts 20 minutes. The examination questions are printed on separate sheets. The test taker draws a set consisting of 2 questions from the pool of 15 sets. The test taker gets acquainted with the content of the randomly selected questions and prepares to answer the questions in no more than 5 minutes.

Ad. 3. The condition for taking the practical part of the exam is to obtain a positive result in the theoretical part. The practical part of the exam lasts 120 minutes. The examinee performs the artificial insemination of five queen bees. The effectiveness of the artificial insemination procedure and the correct procedure are assessed.

 

After signing up for the course, a pro forma invoice with a 30-day payment period will be issued. The condition for participation in the course is to settle it on time. It is possible to divide the payment for the course into installments (the last installment is due no later than May 31, 2024). For this purpose, please contact the course staff by email (biuro@akademia-pszczelarza.pl) or by phone (+48 516-828-632).

The course ends with an exam. The exam takes place on the last day. After passing the exam, you receive a certificate in English about completing the course and passing the exam.

You can provide accommodation yourself, or we can do it for you. If you want us to take care of your accommodation, write to us and indicate how many days you need.

Course fee = 1045 euros per person
Accommodation fee = 75 euros per person per night

All prices include VAT (23%).

Lunches and coffee breaks during training are included in the course fee.

The place on the course is determined by the order of applications and payment of the invoice.

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