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  1. #501
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    Default Re: Instrumental Insemination Equipment

    Quote Originally Posted by teplov View Post
    professional hook for a sting order here
    Professional hooks are also really easy to make, takes about ten minutes per hook... and costs almost nothing.

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  3. #502

    Default Re: Instrumental Insemination Equipment

    Quote Originally Posted by beekuk View Post
    Professional hooks are also really easy to make, takes about ten minutes per hook... and costs almost nothing.
    How do you make the hole in sting hook?
    TF since 2008, max 1 nuc/hive, no swarm collecting, www.buckfast.fi, YouTube juhanilunden

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    Default Re: Instrumental Insemination Equipment

    The hole in the hook has to be small enough to hold the queen's stinger otherwise it
    will slip off. Instead of using metal wire, I'm thinking to use hard transparent plastic for
    the sting hook. This way I can see better to put the stinger in the hole. Perhaps a rigid transparent soda straw
    will do?

    To make the small hole I went through 32 pieces of the sewing needles from big to small using a
    hammer. The metal is just too brittle and hard for this process. I'm sure for $30 dollars you can
    buy a lots of silver wires and needles to make the hook.
    Don't mix foreign bees into a virgin hive. She might get balled 100% of the time! When will you ever learn, huh?

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    Default Re: Instrumental Insemination Equipment

    Quote Originally Posted by Juhani Lunden View Post
    How do you make the hole in sting hook?
    Using a very fine/small needle.

  6. #505
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    Default Re: Instrumental Insemination Equipment

    I have ordered a little silver wire and will have a go at making some sting hooks.
    Johno

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    Default Re: Instrumental Insemination Equipment

    I have not order any silver wire yet. I still think that the transparent hook from the hard
    plastic should do the trick. It will allow the operator to see the stinger better with a
    clear hook. Testing out the gorilla glue trying to make one.
    Don't mix foreign bees into a virgin hive. She might get balled 100% of the time! When will you ever learn, huh?

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    Default Re: Instrumental Insemination Equipment

    Where did the 3d print files come from if I may ask

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