Improving Honey Bee Health

Apis Engineering started as a collaboration between Krispn Given and Dale McMahan. Together they realized that a growing need in the beekeeping industry was for the development of high quality innovative instrumental insemination devices.

With Krispn’s expertise in bee genetics and bee breeding along with Dale’s expertise in engineering, a truly unique company was formed. The first company offering, the Queen Station Instrumental Insemination Device, is a success with rapid sales growth and many satisfied queen inseminators owning the device.

The company then developed an innovative CO2 Station, a stand-alone CO2 delivery and measuring system designed to make CO2 sedation portable, safe and convenient.

Next came the development of the MicroStation Instrumental Inseminator. The MicroStation is a more economical choice for researchers and bee breeders who want the highest possible quality at a lower price point.

The company is in the process of developing several new devices and is currently in product development.


Krispn Given is Apiculture Specialist and bee breeder at Purdue University’s Department of Entomology in West Lafayette, Indiana.


Dale McMahan owns and operates the state of the art machine shop where Apis Engineering products are developed and manufactured. Dale is a bee breeder and Master Beekeeper.