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Feb 02

Long Break

It’s been entirely too long since I’ve had a change to post any updates here.  Beekeeping and life in general was just too much to do and have time to update the website.  My wife complains that I can never say no… and I suppose it’s true to a point.  I’m now also secretary of …

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Apr 20

Cold April

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This has had to be the most consistently cold April that I can recall in the past many years.  The next 4 days aren’t looking much better either though it’s actually on the warm side compared to the past few days with highs that only were in the mid 40s.

Typically …

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Jenter Queen Rearing Kit Instructions

(The instructions below are those you receive with the kit)

Before describing the details of this method, let us first understand the terms used to describe the various parts that make up the kit:

  • Plastic comb box.  This is a plastsic box containing a sheet of plastic foundation, which is coated, with a thin layer …

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    Queen Rearing and Breeding

    This page will soon contain information on how to raise your own queens and information on queen breeding.

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    The Jenter Queen Rearing Kit Instructions – As included with the kit.  Note: we do not sell the Jenter Queen Rearing Kit but it can be purchased though suppliers listed …

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    Instrumental Insemination Services

    Currently I’m aware of a couple people/companies that offer instrumental insemination services such as custom insemination and consulting.  If you know of any others let me know at tarheit@honeyrunapiaries.com.

    Honey Bee Insemination Service

    The Leader in Providing Instrumental Insemination Training, Consulting, Equipment and Service to the Industry and Research Community, Worldwide!

    Latshaw …

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    Instrumental Insemination Training, Classes, Books and Videos

    This page is under construction, check back soon.

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    Instrumental Insemination Websites

    Honey Bee Breeding Program

    Rothenbuhler Honey Bee Laboratory – Ohio State University Susan Cobey, Staff Apiarist at Ohio State Universtiy since 1990, maintains the New World Carniolan breeding program, which she originated in 1981 at Vaca Valley Apiaries in California. The program also serves as a training model for the specialized beekeeping short courses …

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    Instrumental Insemination Articles

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    The Effect of Different Diluents on Insemination Success in the Honeybee Using Mixed Semen

    by Robin F. A. Mortz, 1983

    Simplified apparatus for instrumental insemination of queen bees with the “flexible insemination technique’

    by Kuhnert and Laidlaw

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    Instrumental Insemination

    Instrumental Insemination is an invaluable tool when breeding queens. It is the only method by which controlled mating can be guaranteed and selection for desirable traits is possible.

    Instrumental Insemination Resources Note: This page is under construction and is far from complete. Check back soon for updates.

    Articles on Instrumental Insemination and Bee Breeding

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    Beekeeping Plans

    Plans available here are free for personal or non-profit use. There are more plans available on beesource.com You do need to have Adobe Acrobat. It can be downloaded for free at www.adobe.com

    Screened bottom board View Plans Screened bottom board Alternate Style with corrugated plastic …

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