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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.



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 2022:

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

124xL.IN167(IN009+IN150+IN223):.20- IN001xL.IN060:.18-IN370xL,IN015:.17-IN356xAB960:./-/05-IN015xPS017:.03-SS227xST369:.02-Caucasian


My all time best line.
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



An old line, of Caucasian origin. 

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

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Line IN355

IN143xL.IN167(IN009+IN150+IN223):.IN090xL.IN197:.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

IN147xBK044:.20-IN158xL.IN197:.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

091xL.IN167(IN009+IN150+IN223):.20-IN156xL.IN060:.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

IN196xBK044:.20-IN202xL.IN197:.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

IN007xJG593:.20-IN329xL.IN197:.17-IN167xAB960:.16-IN005xIN206:.16-Pure Caucasica, Georgia


The line has its origin in a direct import from Caucasus. The line was 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 2023:

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


Generally easy-to-manage bees, who, however, in unstable weather often just need a single puff of smoke before visiting. A characteristic that reveals the Anatolian origin of the line. Very robust bees who goes through the winter with a low feed consumption. Builds up quite large colonies, and maintain the size for the whole season.

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Line IN344

IN344x(IN010, IN036, IN210):.19-CD215xCD191:.17–CD139xCD270:.15 – CD037xCD150:.14 – CD220xCD224:.12–CD217xCD233:.Longos, Greece


A line of very old origin, which, however, is new to me. Easy-to-manage bees that produces very large colonies. Has given a honey yield well above the average, which, however, probably needs to be corrected a little due to the outcross, since the line is of totally foreign origin. Might be the drone line for 2024.


Line IN025

IN242x(IN010, IN036, IN210):.20-IN010xL.IN197:. 18-IN377xL,IN015:.16-IN019xKM584:./-/05-IN025xPS017:.03-SS227xST369:.02- CaucasianxPS719


The combination is a mating back on own line, so I had expected a somewhat lower honey yield, as the line is quite old, and therefore well and truly cultivated in advance. The expectations turned out not to be true, as the group is clearly at the high end of the scale. This also shows the robustness of the drone strategy with 3 sisters as drone providers, instead of the classic all drone providers from of a single queen.

Very easy to handle bees, that just continue to be one of my best and most stable lines.

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Line IN015



A line which is as old as the 025 line, but which has occasionally had some inexplicable problems with its temperament. Not that they are mad, but just that they shouldn't have these outcomes. However, it is still one of my top lines as their production results are always reliable. Rarely have individual high jumpers on the yield, as many lines have, but all animals just deliver a high result.

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Line IN119

IN119xL.IN025:.20-T001(MKN)xM102(MKN):.19-Pure Macedonica, Athos


New blood of Macedonian origin which has really surprised positively. Big beautiful colonies, who have a very high honey potential. The yield, however, is probably somewhat influenced by heterosis, as the combination is so young. Despite the great vitality, there has not been a single swarm in the otherwise very large group of siblings. Gentle and easy to handle, although several of them could fill up 5 boxes of bees after the honey was harvested.

Very high expectations for the line.

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The following breederqueen from production year 2022, has been wintered and will be active as breeder in 2023:


9. April: No inspection of colonies made yet, due to the cold weather. Data will come as soon as possible.



Island Mating stations:


Tunø (Tunö).

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 2022:

Line IN167
(IN223+IN009+IN150) = 20-IN329xL.IN197:.17-IN167xAB960:.IN005xIN206:.16-Pure Caucasica, Georgia



Droneproviding line 2023

Line IN139
(IN196+IN337+IN134) = IN202xL.IN197:.18-IN359xL.KM556/-/10-IN139xIN058:.09-IN179xSS216:.07-Carnica, Ober Ursel


An old line, with a slightly different origin – Combination lines of Carnica origin tend to fade out after a few generations. This is just not the situation here.
In terms of handling, probably one of my best lines, as they are so calm and gentle, that you almost wonder if there is something wrong with them. Beautiful and compact brood nest. The yield is not the highest, but this is compensated by the minimal care they require.



Mandø (Mandö).

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 2022:

Line JG593

(542+554+597)=19-JG593xL.IN355:.17-JG551XSS244:.14-SS232xIN057:.12-SS236xKB002:.10-SI030xIN058:.08-Pure Sicula.



Droneproviding line 2021:

Line KM556




Glænø (Glänö).

Glænø is an island of one of my good colleagues. We are 'swapping' matings, when the pedigrees gets too close and some widening is needed.


Droneproviding line 2022:

BK044 = 19-KM526xSS307:.17-KM526xKM556:.15KM571xAB999:.13KM556xKM522:.11-KM516xSS232:.08-KM513xMK007