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Krispn Given teaches the 2016 Instrumental Insemination class at the Purdue Bee Lab

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Krispn Given with his 2016 Instrumental Insemination class

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Krispn Given instructing a student with the Schley instrumental insemination device at Purdue's bee laboratory


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Krispn Given demonstrates how the hydraulics system is sterilized with the Harbo syringe system on a Schley insemination device

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Matt Evans (bending down) assistance with the class helped to keep everything moving smoothly

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Dr. Gary Mullen getting ready to use his Polish (Loc) instrument

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Student practice with a virgin queen


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Ron Bastin with his new Schley insemination devise at the Purdue Bee labs insemination class


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Student practice


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Krispn Given demonstrating how to invert a drone

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Student practice


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Oops a virgin queen got away!


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9 day old virgin queen's in a nursery chambers


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Student using the American made Latshaw instrument

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Students Insemination process successful

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Gary Mullen with his successfully inseminated queen


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Virgin queens being fed honey

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Krispn Given demonstrates how to bypass the "valvefold" of the virgin queen using the Dr. Schley instrumental insemination devise for Dorthy Morgan who attended the class from KY


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Dr. Peter Schley insemination devise being used at the laboratory


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A view of the Loc instrument designed by Dr. Jerzy Woyke of Poland

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Sacrificial drones after semen collection

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The "flexible" forceps method of instrumental insemination

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Everted drones


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Queen being instrumentally inseminated

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German Schley instruments pressure grip forceps

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Student practicing II with diluted semen

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Purdue honey bee lab's impressive late 19th and early 20th century antique bee smoker collection TF Bingham, Moses Quimby and Crane smokers pictured here


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