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December 2018

BREEDING QUALITY

Advanced selection program for Authentic Apis mellifera carnica Big, strong and well-nourished queens have superior immune system and natural resistance to chalk brood disease and nosema, they live longer and they lay bees that live longer... that’s the guarantee of future success of a beekeeper’s colonies. [...]

BREEDING QUALITY

GENERAL FITNESS

Advanced selection program for Authentic Apis mellifera carnica Healthy colonies guarantee the future sucess of the operation. Next Back

GENERAL FITNESS

BASIC SELECTION – TECHNOLOGY

Basic selection program for Authentic Apis mellifera carnica Nation wide beekeepers perform “basic selection program” on their colonies. Because of intensive build up swarming is a hive management issue and not a genetic issue. Low swarming tendency: some queen cells with brood [...]

BASIC SELECTION – TECHNOLOGY

BASIC SELECTION – CRITERIA

Basic selection program for Authentic Apis mellifera carnica Nation wide beekeepers perform “basic selection program” on their colonies. Colonies are selected on color index, gentleness, calmness, swarming behavior, brood solidness. In all colonies that don’t meet agreed standards Queen bees are eliminated and replaced with Queens from best colonies within apiary or from [...]

BASIC SELECTION – CRITERIA

APIARIES MEDOKOST & MEDOVITA

Apiaries, breeding yards, mating yards… MEDOKOST & MEDoVITA – Kozjansko, Slovenia Naprej Nazaj

APIARIES MEDOKOST & MEDOVITA

MATING CONTROL

Open type mating yard - graphical representation of bee colony distribution More than 450 production colonies distributed on 20 locations within mating radius. 150 - 250 colonies in performance test. 95 % of all colonies are registered, controlled, of known origin in radius of 3 km. 98 % [...]

MATING CONTROL
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Apis m. carnica Pedigree QUEEN BEE TYPE 05

TYPE 05 Pedigree Queen bee Apis m. carnica – PP Lučka Bela, pedigree, outcrossing – season 2021: 52090-2020 (LG28) x 15812-2016 The Pedigree Queen bees Apis m. carnica represent the best selection material available in Slovenia. 2021: Pedigree queen bees are bred from selected line 52090-2020 (LG28) and mated with drone selected line [...]

Apis m. carnica Pedigree QUEEN BEE TYPE 05
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Apis m. carnica Authentic QUEEN BEE TYPE 04

TYPE 04 Authentic Queen bee Apis m. carnica " Guardian" project: "the Guardians", PP Podskalica – line breeding – Breeding location information: Breeding district BOHOR, Kozjansko Mating location PODSKALICA Diverse, selected and controlled local bee population / drone colonies Apis m. carnica in r=4,5km Virgin queens are descendants of  Selected Breeder Queens (Type03) [...]

Apis m. carnica Authentic QUEEN BEE TYPE 04
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Apis m. carnica Selected QUEEN BEE TYPE 03

TYPE 03 Selected Breeder Authentic Queen Bee Apis m. carnica selected , hygienic – line breeding – Selected apis m. carnica Breeder colony has low swarming instinct, above-average zeal for honey collecting, very calm, pronounced cleansing instinct, without yellow rings. The Selected Breeder Authentic Queen Bee Apis m. carnica are line breeders [...]

Apis m. carnica Selected QUEEN BEE TYPE 03
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Overwintered Authentic Queen Bee TYPE 02

TYPE 02 Overwintered Authentic Queen Bee Apis m. carnica  Overwintered, hygienic – line breeding – Overwintered Authentic queen bees Apis m. carnica Type02 are the offspring of selected breeder queens (Type03) of superior production features, tested in production conditions, with strongly expressed cleaning behavior (VSH). Overwintered Authentic queen bees Apis [...]

Overwintered Authentic Queen Bee TYPE 02
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