Introduction to Microscopy Day

Sheffield Beekeepers’ Association is running a one day Introduction to Honey Bee Microscopy to take place Sunday 10 July. This low cost “taster course” is aimed at people wanting to look at pollen and bees more closely and is ideal for those considering sitting the microscopy certificate assessment and who wish to see if it is for them before they commit to it.

The course content includes the following:

• Setting up a microscope
• Making slides of pollen collected from flowers and extracted from honey samples
• Measuring pollen
• Abdominal dissection
• Tracheal dissection
• Nosema analysis
• Q&A

There will be three trained microscopists on hand and student numbers are limited to a maximum of 12.

Start 9.30am, finish 4pm

JG Graves Woodland Discovery Centre,
Ecclesall Woods, Abbey Lane, Sheffield S7 2QZ

(Do not use this postcode if using sat nav)

Fee: £20 for the day, including refreshments and materials.

Queries to

Application Form on this link

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