Cheshire Beekeepers Association - Microscopy Workshop 2018

Tuesday, 23 January 2018
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Cheshire Beekeepers Association

Microscopy Workshop

The workshop is scheduled to take place on Sunday 4th March 2018 9:30 – 4:00 at Frodsham Community Centre and will be led by Graham Royle.

There will be the opportunity to carry out honeybee dissection as well as pollen analysis and Nosema/Acarine detection.  

The cost is £15 per person which will cover the cost of room hire plus the materials we will use (slides, cover slips, stains, etc), and tea/coffee.

Lunch is not included so please bring a packed lunch.

Please pay with cash or by cheque payable to 'Cheshire Beekeepers Association' on the day.

In addition to lunch, please bring with you:

  1. Microscopes together with lighting (if you have your own).
  2. Sample of bees – 30 bees (dead!). The sample should be no more than 2-3 days old. Place live bees in a freezer for a minimum of 24 hours to kill them.
  3. Honey samples for pollen analysis.
  4. If you have any early flowers available for pollen analysis in your garden please bring them.

There will be some microscopes available to borrow if you do not have your own. Numbers will be limited on this workshop,

so please book early by contacting Stuart Hatton, Tel 01925 263023. Or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The venue address is:

Frodsham Community Centre

Fluin Lane



 More details of the venue can be found at: Frodsham Community Association

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