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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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    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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    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.

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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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    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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    Default Re: Instrumental Insemination Equipment

    Here is a video of a sting hook hole being made

    https://www.bitchute.com/video/BU7IRLLzvm3N/

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Apprentice View Post
    Here is a video of a sting hook hole being made

    https://www.bitchute.com/video/BU7IRLLzvm3N/
    Has somebody actually inseminated a queen with hooks made in the video?
    TF since 2008, max 1 nuc/hive, no swarm collecting, www.buckfast.fi, YouTube juhanilunden

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    Default Re: Instrumental Insemination Equipment

    Quote Originally Posted by Juhani Lunden View Post
    Has somebody actually inseminated a queen with hooks made in the video?
    Or successfully made their own sting hook using the process shown?

    Edit:

    I forgot to mention, if you find you have made the hole a little too big, to close or fine tune the hole size, all one needs to do is gently tap the hole directly over it with a small hammer, this will close the hole for you.
    Last edited by The Apprentice; Yesterday at 11:17 AM.

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    Default Re: Instrumental Insemination Equipment

    Quote Originally Posted by Juhani Lunden View Post
    Has somebody actually inseminated a queen with hooks made in the video?
    IMG_20171217_112736.jpg Earlier it did, not reliably.
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    Default Re: Instrumental Insemination Equipment

    Picture taken using my Leica laborlux 12 microscope, at 10 X magnification, showing no discernable taper of the sting hook using the needle punch through method, using annealed Sterling silver blade, blade actual thickness is 0.44mm, so the overall taper is only microns/millionths of a millimeter over the thickness of the blade and needle point area.

    After the punching process is complete and the blade has been cleaned on its outer surfaces, the edges of the hole are returned to their square section once again, so this method is not to be dissmissed by any means, the previous drawings are ambiguous.

    As they say practice makes perfect.

    Last edited by The Apprentice; Today at 06:01 AM.

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    Just found this well made unit on ebay, all stainless steel construction.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Inseminat...8AAOSwVDZaAxmD


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    Great hook.:пальцы вверх:
    Last edited by teplov; Today at 10:02 AM.

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    Default Re: Instrumental Insemination Equipment

    Quote Originally Posted by teplov View Post
    :пальцы вверх:
    Thumbs up, Большие пальцы руки вверх
    Last edited by The Apprentice; Today at 12:31 PM.

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    Great video of needle making here

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0OFlrhwI0M

    A KOPF machine here for a good price

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/David-KOPF...0AAOSwbiFZVsGR

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