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Krispn Given teaches the 2015 Instrumental Insemination class at the Purdue Bee Lab

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Some instrumental insemination devices used in the bee lab (Schley and Latshaw)

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II sting hooks and pressure grip forceps used with the Schley instruments


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Day 1 Krispn Given demonstrating how to set up the hydraulics systems of the instruments


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Day 2 Krispn Given prepares to anesthetize a virgin queen for the students

 

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Placing the queen in the "queen holder"

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Troubleshooting


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Krispn Given demonstrates some troubleshooting areas with virgin queen preparation


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Hand held forceps technique method demonstrated


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Krispn Given preparing to inseminate a queen

 

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Krispn Given collecting germplasm from a drone

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Virgin queen successfully inseminated


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Students watching the process of instrumental insemination


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Krispn Given prepares a queen for the students to view the sting chamber


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Matt Evans looks in the microscope at the placement of the syringe tip in the virgin queen

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Krispn Given demonstrates the Latshaw instrument to his students

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These are the old long base Schley instruments that are highly sought after by breeders


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The Heartland Honey Bee Breeders Cooperative (HHBBC) founder Dwight Wells discussing the important role II has on the beekeeping industry

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Mike Risk praticing II


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John Wilson practicing II


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Bernie berretta II a queen

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Matt Evans using his
Latshaw devise for II

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Richard Boyle practicing with his new Schley

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Dr. Greg Hunt dropped in to chat with the students


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The 2015 Instrumental Insemination class taught by bee breeder Krispn Given

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