SUBMITTED QUEEN REPORT FORM TO DOWNLOAD

AS PDF FILE

DLQ Survey 2016 Proforma.pdf


DARG DLQ PROJECT 2106

OUTLINE PROCEDURES

DLQ-procedure_2016.pdf

2016 DLQ survey

 CLICK PIN FOR LIST OF AREA COLLECTORS

DLQ Project_2016    Local collectors.pdf

The Devon Apiculture Research Group (DARG) is extending its research into the root causes of drone laying queens. We have the support of a number of scientific establishments but also need the support of local beekeepers.


DARG is seeking live queens which beekeepers intend to discard. They might be drone layers, heading colonies with poor brood pattern, bad temper, tendency to swarm, failure to build up or even spare virgins or elderly, healthy queens being routinely replaced.


DARG have appointed a number of queen collectors in the South West and the list is shown in the Area Collectors List.

If you have a live queen which you can offer then please phone your nearest collector  on the number shown. They will arrange with you to take the queen from your apiary and send it to the DARG coordinator who will arrange for killing, fixing and examination following strict protocols, which is why the bees need to be received alive.

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DLQ Spermatheca micro-photographs

An entire TS

Tracheal net

Dislodged nucleus

“Vacuolated” nucleus

Sperm pump

Spermathecal gland TS

Poster report

2012 DLQ study



DLQ_Poster A1.pdf

Sperm mass

Useful Information for DLQ Analysis

( Click green Title number )


1     Report on the sexual transmission of DWVirus

2   DARG recorder sheet for microscopy of 2016 spermatheca slides