Instrumental INsemination GRoup Information Dissemination Day
Issue No. 1 30 July 2002
Hi to you all, I am Dave Cushman, and for better or worse, I am now
your newsletter editor. I hope to provide information under the
category headings that were discussed by those of us that were at the
July 6th meeting of IINGRIDD.
unrouteable mail domain "greystonem.freeserve.co.uk"
By now you will have received Ron's write up of the meeting, which is
archived on the
page of my website.
This first issue of our newsletter will have little content as it
will be basically an initial run to prove the system and find faults.
I would also request that when you receive it, you send a reply by
the same method so that I can check that all the addresses are correct.
Those that receive postal copies can also phone to confirm receipt.
There are already a few problems with the list that I have...
unrouteable mail domain "bartholemews.co.uk"
unrouteable mail domain "herbert5.freeserve.co.uk"
Postcode required for John Blakesley, Full address, phone and Email
required for Mark Elsigood. The spelling of my postal address is
slightly incorrect in most lists... It should read Syston not Siston.
If anyone receives a printed copy and was expecting an Email version,
it means that my list is not up to date. To rectify this please give
your updated or corrected details by Email.
There is no schedule laid down for issues as new information is itself
sporadic. Each issue will be sent by Email with printed copies posted
to those members that are not yet on-line. Web links and Email
addresses will be 'hot' and thus only a click away. Apart from
individual members I intend to circulate electronic copies to a few
beekeeping associations and breeding groups that have expressed an
A note from Chris Perkins...
The content will be first and foremost instrumental
insemination topics, but related queen and drone raising will be
included. Do not be bashful... If you have something to say, send it
to me and I will include it. This is your newsletter, not just a
platform for my views.
The marker pens seen on the German video to mark the drones, looked
very much like a ' edding 751 paint marker ' the manufacturer prints
on the pen ' low odour ink, light fast, opaque, no addition of xylene,
water resistant on most surfaces ' They are available at most
The categories requested are:-
Equipment Supply Sources
Self explanatory... But to include full kits of insemination equipment.
I will try to find at least one new link for each issue. There are a
great many pages with II content on my website, some of these are a
bit ragged in places or are only part complete. The main index is available at
I envisage making a separate index with II links only, but that will
not occur quickly.
Books & Videos
It is not very often that new titles come along, but I will announce
any new ones and will compile a list that I will place on the IINGRIDD
page of my main website.
This will be included if there is something new to report, for
instance, I have received detailed photos of the new left handed
instrument from Peter Schley. Whose information is copied below in
German & English.
prices for instruments... (plus shipping air mail, insurance)
1) Standardgerät mit Lochhaken komplett in Gerätebox (basic equipment,
hook with hole - complete in box) Art.-Nr....1.00, 1166,00 EURO
2) Standardgerät mit Stachelgreifer komplett in Gerätebox (basic
equipment with pressure grip - complete in box) Art.-Nr....1.01 1261,00 EURO
3) Modell II mit Standard-Spritzenhalter und Stachelgreifer komplett
in Gerätebox (model II with basic syringe holder and basic drive, with
pressure grip -complete in box) Art.-Nr....1.02 1293,00 EURO
4) Modell II in Gerätebox komplett mit beidseits bedienbaren
Spritzenhalter und Trieb, mit Linksausleger und Stachelgreifer
komplett in Gerätebox (model II with Syringe holder II and drive II
(double-knobs), with pressure grip and arm for left handers - complete
in box) Art.-Nr....1.03 1372,00 EURO
Prof. Dr. P. Schley Bee - Breeding - Equipments
D 35444 Biebertal Am Holzapfelbaum 21
Telefon: (06409) 80 150 Fax: (06409) 80 151
Bank connection details:
Dr. Schley, Volksbank Giessen, BLZ: 513 900 00, Konto-No: 60 41 41 14
(Volksbank Giessen, 35390 Giessen, Germany = Genode 51 Gi 1)/ SWIFT CODE: GENODE55
These pictures are available at full size and higher definition, on my
website, just click on any picture.
Picture above is left handed setup
Left picture is right handed
Here will be the inevitable reminders about paying your subs. For
those of you that have forgotten to do this... Please send a cheque
to Ron Hoskins
(address at page bottom) for £5 made out to... 'Instrumental
Editors note... the printed copies may not be a very
'pretty' layout, as the design is done to suit browsing rather than
Forthcoming meetings and events will be announced here.
Which brings me neatly to our first problem...
Our meeting of 6th July was not very well attended. The meeting had
been set for this date in order that queens and drones would be more
easily producible and thus more readily available.
We would like to find out from members their reasons for not attending,
so that we can set dates for future meetings that will be more
acceptable and will result in a higher attendance. The current
proposal is for June or July for next year, but no date has yet been
fixed, Please indicate your preferences by Email to Ron or myself.
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Written... 30 July 2002