Schley Insemination Instruments

The standard Model 102 instrument has a heavy, sturdy base for stability. The ball & socket hook holder assemblies are heavy duty with moveable columns for easy adjustments. The queen bee holder assembly is also moveable for easy adjustments. The instrument comes with the forceps pressure grip hook and the standard Schley syringe, unless otherwise specified. The perforated sting hook and the standard Harbo large capacity syringe are compatible and also available.

An innovative large capacity syringe designed to simplify the collection, handling, storage and shipment of semen, the Harbo syringe increases efficiency and provides specific requirements for specialized research purposes. It is compatible with most insemination instruments on the market.

Glass tips are custom made, sized to the subspecies of queen inseminated. Tips are finished in an angle, unless otherwise specified. The angle provides more surface space for semen collection and a leading edge for bypassing the valvefold. Tip length is also sized for both the Harbo syringe and Schley syringe. When ordering , please specify the bee stock used and they type of syringe used. 

Glass Tips for Instrumental Insemination 

Harbo Large Capacity Syringe

Honey Bee Insemination Service

The Schley Insemination Instruments are precision machined, highly adjustable and provide precision in fine and accurate movements with high repeatability and low maintenance. The instruments consist of a sturdy base supporting; ball & socket assemblies to provide smooth movement of hooks – a ventral hook and pressure grips forceps or perforated sting hook; a syringe manipulator and syringe; and a queen holder assembly - including the set of queen & backup tubes. Parts are made of stainless steel material and the base is brass with a plated finish. The choice of various types of syringes can be used with both models: the standard Schley syringe, The Harbo large capacity syringe and the Schley modified Harbo - type of syringe.

Economical Model 101

The Model 101 instrument is lighter in weight, has a flat base that can be securely screwed in place for stability. The ball & socket hook holder assemblies are smaller with fixed columns in perfect alignment. The queen bee holder assembly is simplified, although adjustable. Choice of sting hooks - the forceps pressure grip hook or perforated sting hook are available. Choice of the syringe type is also available - the standard Schley syringe or the Schley modified Harbo - type of syringe.

Standard Model 102

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