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Pedigrees

 

We aim to present the pedigrees of all active breederqueens, from whom there will be island mated daughters for sale, from the previous year and for the current production year.

Pedigrees for the dronelines on our two island mating stations Tunö and Mandö, will be presented in the same way.

 

Note:

The dronelines in the latest mating are expressed by 3 numbers (IN155+IN193+IN022) which means, that the dronepool on the island, is provided by 3 sisters from the same line. Further back in the pedigree, the droneline will only be expressed by its line number (L.IN015).

This solution gives a much wider genetic representation of the droneline, and by this slows down the loss of genetic width, which is a classic and well known, problem in the system where the single top queen of the line, is chosen as source for the droneproviders. Provided that the relevant line has a sufficiently high uniformity, there are no disadvantage in using 3 sisters instead of the top queen. A second advantage by this system, that it is possible to do a mating back on the line without making a sister-daughter mating, as the top queen is reserved for the purpose of heading the future generation. This means that the stabilising mating will be an aunt-nephew mating, which is by far to prefer.

 

Breederqueens 2020:

The following lines, and queens, have been active in the queen production in the year that has gone. The line number, who identifies the line through all generation, derives from the breederqueen in F2. More queens can be active in queen production in each line, but only one will head the line into next generation.

 

Line IN015

IN001x(IN155+IN193+IN022):.18-IN370xL,IN015:.17-IN356xAB960:./-/05-IN015xPS017:.03-SS227xST369:.02-Caucasian

 

My all time best line, who with the last mating (2018), which was an aunt-nephew mating, has gained an extreme uniformity.
Colonies who winters pretty strong and keeps a high number of bees througout the season.

Good comb building, high yields and very good behaviour.

 

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Line IN025

IN010x(IN110+IN196+IN282):.18-IN377xL,IN015:.16-IN019xKM584:./-/05-IN025xPS017:.03-SS227xST369:.02-CaucasianxPS719

 

IN036x(IN110+IN196+IN282):.18-IN377xL,IN015:.16-IN019xKM584:./-/05-IN025xPS017:.03-SS227xST369:.02-CaucasicaxPS719

 

IN210x(IN110+IN196+IN282):.18-IN377xL,IN015:.16-IN019xKM584:./-/05-IN025xPS017:.03-SS227xST369:.02-CaucasicaxPS719

 

An old line, of Caucasian origin, who will be the droneline on Tunö in 2021. 


A very uniform line with very good temper and a high sense of order in the hive.

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Line IN355

IN090x(IN110+IN196+IN282):.18-IN170xL,556:.16-IN355xIN171:.15-ST009xAB999:.Pure Anatolica, Sinop

 

Anatolian line who, despite of its few matings shows very good results. Due to its low age, it does have the sensibility, on the temperament,
to cold weather, who is normal for the Anatolians. A very good production bee.

 

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Line 197

IN158x(IN110+IN196+IN282):.17-IN388xL217,Manø:.15-IN197xAB999:.14-SB001xIN057:.Vild bi, Stenalt Gods

 

My most special line. It has its origin in an abandoned colony, who has been fending for it self for at least 5 years, without any treament or feeding. The idea of testing it out was to see if they had special traits regarding varroa tolerance. We haven't found any significant difference from the rest of the stock, others than they start to rear drones significantly later in the spring.

Big colonies, who stays strong al through the season. The broodnest is very firm but at the same time with a lot of brood.

The line has been the droneline on Tunö in 2020.

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Line IN060

IN156x(IN110+IN196+IN282):.17-IN285x :.15-IN060xAB999:.14-CaucasicaxIN057:.14-Pure Caucasica, France

 

A calm and stable line of Caucasian origin. The colonies grows to a considerable size and has a high honey potential if the conditions are right. Nests very tight in the winter and has a very good hive order.

The line has been the droneline on Mandö in 2020.

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Line IN139

IN202x(IN110+IN196+IN282):.18-IN359xL.KM556:.16-IN266xIN206:./-/10-IN139xIN058:.09-IN179xSS216:.07-Carnica, Ober Ursel.

 

An old line, with the quite odd origin in Carnica. Despite of its origin the line has remained powerful without any signs of fading out. Big colonies of very calm bees. The colonies develops very fast in the spring.

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Line IN167

IN329x(IN110+IN196+IN282):.17-IN167xAB960:.16-IN005xIN206:.16-Pure Caucasica, Georgia

 

A new line, with origin in a direct import from Caucasus. The line is a big surprise, as it already after three generations shows high docility and very low swarming tendency. The colonies are massive, with a very high production. A very industrial bee, but needs its space for living. A beefarmers bee.

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Breederqueens 2021:

Until late May, the pedigrees and data on the queens will be presented on a sistergroup level, for the relevant queen lines. Only a selection of the sister group's queens will be described

When the final decisions are taken, after the hygienic test, in late May, the actual breederqueens will be highlighted.

 

Line IN355

IN143x(IN010+IN036+IN210):.19-IN090xL.IN355:.18-IN170xL.KM556,Manø:.16-IN355xIN171:.15-ST009xAB999:.Pure Anatolica, Sinop

 

The mating of IN090 back on oit own line was made to fix the positive traits of the line, and to exclude the negative sides. The positive outcome of this mating is clear. Big colonies, with good temper, who maintain inactivity throughout the winter.
Good honey yields especially on mid- to late flows.

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Line IN015

IN001x(KM587+KM563+KM572):.18-IN370xL,IN015:.17-IN356xAB960:./-/05-IN015xPS017:.03-SS227xST369:.02-Caucasian

 

My all time best line, who with the last mating (2018), which was an aunt-nephew mating, has gained an extreme uniformity.
Colonies who winters pretty strong and keeps a high number of bees througout the season.

Good comb building, high yields and very good behaviour.

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Line IN197

IN205x(IN+010+IN036+IN210):.19-IN158xL.IN355:.17-IN388xL217,Manø:.15-IN197xAB999:.14-SB001xIN057:.Vild bi, Stenalt Gods

 

My most special line. It has its origin in an abandoned colony, who has been fending for it self for at least 5 years, without any treament or feeding. The idea of testing it out was to see if they had special traits regarding varroa tolerance. We haven't found any significant difference from the rest of the stock, others than they start to rear drones significantly later in the spring.

Big colonies, who stays strong al through the season. The broodnest is very firm but at the same time with a lot of brood.

The line has been the droneline on Tunö in 2020.

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Line IN217

IN200xCD088:.19-IN192xL.IN355:.17-IN023xL217,Manø:.15-IN117xIN206:.14-IN217xIN057:.12-IN046xKB258:.11-Pure Carpatica

 

A line with some years in the backpack. Last generation was below what could be expected, but now it seems to be back on track again.

Very hardy bees, who makes colonies of medium size, with a very firm broodnest. Developes quite fast in the spring.

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Line IN167

IN169x(IN010+IN036+IN210):.19-IN329xL.IN355:.17-IN167xAB960:.IN005xIN206:.16-Pure Caucasica, Georgia

 

A relatively new line, with origin in a direct import from Caucasus.

The colonies are massive in size, with a very high production. A very industrial bee, but needs its space for living. Maintains strong colonies until very late in the autumn.

A beefarmers bee.

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The following breederqueens from production year 2020, has been wintered and will hopefully be active as breeders in 2021:

 

IN202 (L.IN139), IN001 (L.IN015), IN036 and IN210 (L.IN025)

 

 

Island Mating stations:

 

Tunø.

Tunö is our main mating island, for queens meant for breeding purposes. The island is situated 7 kilometres off the east coast of mainland Jutland, and 4 kilometres east of the bigger island Samsö. This isolated position and the fact that the area is one the areas with most sun hours in Denmark makes it an ideal place for a mating station.

The island is 3,5 km2 which is a who is easy to control for feral bees, especially as there are no other beekeeprs on the island.

The drone producing apiary holds 12 colonies in the mating season.

 

Droneproviding line 2020:

Line IN197

(IN110+IN196+IN282) = 16-IN388xL217,Manø:.15-IN197xAB999:.14-SB001xIN057:.Vild bi, Stenalt Gods

 

 

Droneproviding line 2021

Line IN025

(IN010+IN036+IN210):.18-IN377xL,IN015:.16-IN019xKM584:./-/05-IN025xPS017:.03-SS227xST369:.02-CaucasianxPS719

 

 
 

Mandø.

Mandö is our secondary mating island. The island is situated 8 kilometres off the westcoast of southwestern part of mainland Jutland. It is situated central in the danish part of the wadden sea, which is an area dominated by marshes and vast grasslands. The remote position makes it a very good mating station, but as the environment in the area can be pretty harsh in summer and spring, we do only winter a few colonies on the island, to assert presence on the island. New droneproviders are moved to the apiary in early May each year.

The island is 7,5 km2, but as the main part of the island is grassland, with no trees or scrubs, it is easy to control the island for feral bees. No other beekeepers on the island.

The droneproviding apiary holds 9 colonies in the mating season.

 

Droneproviding line 2020:

Line IN060

(IN155+IN193+IN022):.18-IN370xL,IN015:.17-IN356xAB960:./-/05-IN015xPS017:.03-SS227xST369:.02-Caucasian

 

 

Droneproviding line 2021:

Line KM556