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  1. #1
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    Default Where to buy artificial insemination equipment

    Looking to buy artificial insemination equipment before next year. I understand it is a good investment but would like to get all in when starting queen rearing. Where is a good place to start looking?
    Let bees be bees.

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    Default Re: Where to buy artificial insemination equipment

    You don't necessarily have to buy II equipment. Here's a link that has info on making your own:

    http://www.ultrabreezesuits.com/

    A tip: Search will likely yield better result if you look for "Instrumental Insemination" rather than "Artificial Insemination", at least in reference to bees.
    Last edited by Rader Sidetrack; 10-23-2012 at 06:07 PM.
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    Default Re: Where to buy artificial insemination equipment

    I should also ask where to buy good books to learn how to distinguish DNA and how to recognize it? I am looking for a long term and I am very good at self teaching. If I have good literature I can sit down and read and do my own thing and learn. Any help would be appreciated. I am looking on the net and really not finding what I am looking for.
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    Default Re: Where to buy artificial insemination equipment

    I believe Joe Latshaw sells instruments on his website.

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    Default Re: Where to buy artificial insemination equipment

    Sue Cobey sells II equipment. Check out: www.honeybee.breeding.com

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    Default Re: Where to buy artificial insemination equipment

    Sue also teaches II classes in WA, & CA
    Dan

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    Default Re: Where to buy artificial insemination equipment

    Quote Originally Posted by RAK View Post
    I believe Joe Latshaw sells instruments on his website.
    Yes I found his good price and a very nice compact instrument.
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    Default Re: Where to buy artificial insemination equipment

    http://www.besamungsgeraet.de/__en/catalog-equipments/

    You can get the Schley instrument here.
    “When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” – John Muir

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    Default Re: Where to buy artificial insemination equipment

    Thanks for the replies. I found a few books that might be helpful. Look forward to next year to embark on my new ventures.
    Let bees be bees.

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    Default Re: Where to buy artificial insemination equipment

    Just a consideration: Find someone in your area who already does it professionally and pay them to do it. The best hives have queens fertilized by multiple unrelated drones, whose offspring specialize in different hive activities. I guess in beehives as in business diversity really helps with survival.

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