SUBMITTED QUEEN REPORT FORM TO DOWNLOAD
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DARG DLQ PROJECT 2106
2016 DLQ survey
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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.
DLQ Spermatheca micro-photographs
An entire TS
Spermathecal gland TS
2012 DLQ study
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