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Hybrid test with SNPs – Coming soon!

The hybrid test is based on 117 SNPs, which are evenly distributed on all honeybee chromosomes. These SNPs were specifially chosen to their maximal differences between the Mellifera and Carnica/Ligustica groups. Therefore, it is possible to detect hybridization between the M and C groups reliably and acurately. The test was validated in a scientific study by Henriques et al. 2018 (with numerous samples from all over Europe, including 87 samples from Switzerland. 

Price list

Sampling tubesfreefree
Hybrid test (microsatellites)CHF 120.-EUR 100.-
Hybrid test (SNP) coming soon
1-8 samplesCHF 120.-EUR 110.-
9-22 samplesCHF 84.-EUR 76.-
23-45 samplesCHF 72.-EUR 65.-
46-94 samplesCHF 60.-EUR 54.-
maternity confirmation (additional)CHF 10.-EUR 9.-
mtDNA lineage (additional)CHF 30.-EUR 27.-

It is possible to test individual drones, single bees as well as a mixed drone sample (30 drone antennae or larvae). A single drone covers half the genetics of the queen, while a single bee additionally tests a patriline. With the mixed drone sample, the whole queen is tested.