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Hold on to your seats before reading . this thread
« on: August 19, 2016, 12:35:58 AM »
For the next few weeks I'll be communicating from Washington state in the US. I've come here with my grandson, (and our respective wives) to serve as his translator as he studies IIQ (instrumental insemination of Queen bees,
with Dr.Susan Coby. Since I'll be writing from my cell phone(slow and tedious),  my participation in the forum will probably be minimal.  But after one day of her instruction, I can report that it is quite special.
Maybe when I get back home,I'll write more about the experience.
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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2016, 01:32:44 AM »
Right on! We want a full report at the end of each day! No have a great time. You are only 6 1/2 hr south of me. + 1 US Canadian border My license expired and I didn't bother getting an enhanced drivers license this time so I can not cross the boarder.
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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2016, 01:48:56 AM »
What a great opportunity. Drink it all in! :)
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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2016, 01:56:03 AM »
Wow! What an experience! Can't wait for the update
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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2016, 06:54:46 AM »
Too far, otherwise I would have been able to tick one off my bucket list. :sad:
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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2016, 06:11:39 PM »
WOW , hoping y'all have a great time. That's has to be an experience . :yes:

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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2016, 07:57:22 PM »
WELCOME to the US Ef!!   Like the others, I WISH you were closer!!!  I'd really like to shake your hand!
   Your right in the middle there so I am sure you can suck up all sorts of good info!!   ALSO looking forward to the full report!!
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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2016, 11:07:40 PM »
wow ef, very, very cool!!!  what an awesome opportunity and experience!!! susan coby?!!!  awesome!!!

looking forward to all updates from you!!!  where are you?  are you in pullman?

ps ef, enjoy washington state!
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« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2016, 09:43:35 AM »
Great opportunity! Forget if it was this forum or another but beeks report her queens carry on longer that other's. Know a commercial beek from BC who is excited to attend this coming spring.
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« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2016, 09:53:26 AM »
Wow, what a wonderful opportunity.  Enjoy your stay in Washington and can't wait for your updates.

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« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2016, 10:05:13 AM »
Wish I could be a fly on the wall there with you Ef.  :)
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« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2016, 01:08:54 AM »
My frustration knows no bounds. . Before the start of the Sabbath, I wrote a first report and tried to include a picture. At 'send' all got lost. . Now the Sabbath is over so I'll try again:. On Thursday we had a general introduction and first practice at IIQ. We also started learning the tricks of collecting semen from drones.  Friday it was practice at grafting one day old larvae into queen cells and lectures on the theories of stock improvement and maintenance.

Dr Cobey instructing efmesch's grandson, David, in 'opening a queen for instrumental insemination
 
 

from left to right, Ef's grandson, Dr Susan Cobey, efmesch in front of bee lab


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« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2016, 09:23:27 AM »
Ah Ef, you are looking good.  You "look to be fit as a fiddle" as we Texans say.  Your grandson is a nice looking lad.  It is wonderful that you can experience a foreign land with your son and a noted entomologist.  Dr. Cobey and you share lifetimes of life science educations.  The two of you are well suited peers.  I am so glad this opportunity came to you and your grandson.

God has blessed you with this trip, but God didn't make you any taller.  :):):)

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« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2016, 09:36:12 AM »
Great pictures Ef!    A warning, she makes it look easy...It isn't as easy when you get home to do some of the things we saw (harvesting drone semen or the queen's organ that stores the semen).

Interested in hearing some of your plans for insemination equipment.  Joe Latisha sells a less expensive unit, but I guess she sells equipment too.  We saw a shortened version last year at College Station, Tx, you are getting the best training available, enjoy it.   :)
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« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2016, 10:33:48 AM »
Perry, don't give up yet.. One never knows.......
RB, we're on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound. Classes are in the bee lab she and her husband set up near their home.
Lazy, as I add years, I subtract centimeters. Once I was taller.
Lee,we're ordering equipment through her. Gotta trust your teachers.
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« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2016, 10:41:59 AM »
Excellent pics, AND.. EF WORE THE SHIRT!!!

   Good man!!!
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« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2016, 10:56:30 AM »
First thing I packed. You can''t imagine how much  it means to me. Thank you all again!!!!

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« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2016, 02:59:25 PM »
 :thread: Perfect! :yes:
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« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2016, 05:44:28 PM »
Looking GOOD Ef. Nice looking shirt as well.
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« Reply #19 on: August 21, 2016, 10:54:26 PM »
Ef, you're a big man.  A man is not measured by his physical size.  A man is measured by his deeds.  Like I said, "you are a big man."

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Gee, you're working with Dr. Susan Cobey and your grandson.  It can't get any better than that.