Why take a test toilet?
The toilet test is designed to find lines of bees cleaners. After a few years, we can develop more disease-resistant bees and perhaps more resistant to varroa.
In all cases, the test must be carried out hygienically period of honeydew.
|We must therefore choose a frame of brood closed a line of bees that we want to test. The tests are performed on several colonies of the same pedigree in order to select the best of them.|
|This brood is not to be too old. Under the cover if the bees are already colored, cleaning the cells will be too easy to do for bees. It should therefore preferably take nymphs white with colored eyes.|
| I cut with a good blade cutter a square of 10 brood cells of 10, or 100 sockets to clean. |
This square brood is then placed in the freezer for 48 hours.
|The frame of brood cut is made and its colony.|
|To have an easier time finding my frame of brood cut, I felt a cross on the head part of the body.|
|48 hours later, the square is closed brood returned to its place on the frame of brood.|
|24 hours later you have to control the test result. Here the bees are cleaners to 100% because all brood cells are frozen cleaned.|
| The next column will not be used for breeding because after 24 hours, only one fourth of the brood is cleaned. |
During my tests hygienic, only the colon cleanse from 95% to 100% is retained as breeders.