Pollens through the Season: samples collected in Spring & Summer, analysed and photographed under the microscope, with guidance on making pollen slides.
Kate Atchley has kept bees for more than 20 years and recently led a native bee breeding project in Ardnamurchan. A reluctant late-comer to SBA exams, she became fascinated by microscopy when preparing for that module, and continues to study pollens and the physical characteristics of bees, using microscopes and undertaking wing morphometry. She is a NW Area Representative and trustee of Scottish Beekeepers Association and will soon move to live near Kelso; she is also one of the founders of the SNHBS, and a great supporter of native honey bees.
All meetings start at 7.30pm, in the Community Centre (Drill Hall), Walkershaugh, Peebles, followed by a question and answer session. Then there’s time to chat and catch up afterwards, over refreshments.
Everyone’s welcome at our meetings – you don’t need to be a member. Further details on the website (http://www.peeblesbeekeepers.org.uk/) or contact the Secretary: 01721 720 563 / 07563 185 993.