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Volume 22, Number 1, 1991
Page(s) 81 - 85
Apidologie 22 (1991) 81-85
DOI: 10.1051/apido:19910110

Syringe guide for instrumental insemination apparatus of queen bees (Apis mellifera L)

J. Woyke

Agricultural University, SGGW,Bee Culture Division, Nowoursynowska 166, Warsaw 02-766, Poland

Abstract - The syringe guide consists of a long thick wire rod fixed to the syringe holder. This rod allows an inseminator to make all syringe-tip movements by moving the guide with his left hand. The right hand is then free to insert the syringe-tip and semen into the vagina, without the inconvenience of removing the hand from the syringe. The guide enables queens to be inseminated more quickly and with less discomfort. Construction of the guide is simple and economical.

Key words: Apis mellifera / instrumental insemination / apparatus