5.2. Short term semen storage at above freezing temperature

Honey bee semen can be held at room temperature for several weeks without significant loss of sperm viability. The Harbo syringe, with detachable capillary tubes, is designed for semen storage (Fig. 25). For step by step pictorial instructions, see:

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Fig. 25. Sealed capillary tubes of semen ready for transport.



5.2.2. To remove the petroleum seal