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Fertilisation station for queen bees

in Bonatchiesse

  • This fertilisation station is protected by the cantonal law on agriculture

  • The queen plays an important role in the hive, giving birth to all the bees and ensuring the cohesion of the colony. The fertilisation stations are an important initiative in the region – there are three in French-speaking Valais. The aim is to ensure a fertilisation rate of 95% by selected drones (male bees) in order to produce queen bees with the best possible characteristics and to preserve the breed. A perimeter area has been established within which no hives can be placed. This...
    The queen plays an important role in the hive, giving birth to all the bees and ensuring the cohesion of the colony. The fertilisation stations are an important initiative in the region – there are three in French-speaking Valais. The aim is to ensure a fertilisation rate of 95% by selected drones (male bees) in order to produce queen bees with the best possible characteristics and to preserve the breed. A perimeter area has been established within which no hives can be placed. This safeguards the quality of the reproduction process.
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