Our Goal: enhancing Honey bee Health, vigor and productivity
PROVIDING EXPERTISE, INSTRUCTION, AND EQUIPMENT FOR HONEY BEE STOCK IMPROVEMENT
Custom insemination Services are provided to researchers requiring specific crosses and to commercial queen producers to support breeding programs. Please inquire for details. We can provide various stocks, virgins and/or semen. Custom services are also available at your location for major projects.
My goal is to provide the tools, training and services required to select and maintain honey bee stocks with the desired, heritable traits to enhance their vigor and productivity.
In face of the current challenges; pest & pathogens, pesticide residues, loss of habitat and nutritious forage, this also requires knowledgeable beekeeping management.
Honey Bee Insemination Service
A focus on individual needs is provided. To give you the skills to gain proficiency and success, classes are kept small, with attention to details. Advanced classes, for those with some experience, focus on trouble shooting and improving efficiency. The specialized care of queens (pre and post insemination), and the rearing and maturing of drones is also presented, as requested.
Instrumental insemination is simply a tool to provide controlled mating. The technique requires specialized equipment. Offered here is the highest quality available and that I personally use. As there is no standardization in equipment, choice can be confusing. Please inquire for advice. Parts and upgrades to your current instrument are available.