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Microscopy for Beekeepers

The microscope can bring fascinating insights into beekeeping in three key areas: disease confirmation, pollen identification in honey, and study of honey bee anatomy. With good quality microscopes now available for a few hundred pounds, many beekeepers are investing some of their 'honey money' in one.


Having taught microscopy to beekeepers at all levels for over ten years, and as a BBKA Microscopy certificate examiner, Dan Basterfield will give an overview of the uses of the microscope for the beekeeper, what you need to get started, and useful references and information to help you achieve a basic level of competence and avoid some of the frustrations you might encounter.

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Dan Basterfield
August
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Tuesday
August 17th
19:30 BST
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About Dan Basterfield, NDB

Dan grew up with beekeeping around him, earning pocket money by clipping and marking queens. Having spent 15 years working in large companies, he returned to the family beekeeping business in Devon in 2005, and with his father expanded the business and built a brand new Honey Farm as the centre of their honey production, queen raising, and teaching activities.


He is a regular lecturer around the UK on practical beekeeping topics. Daniel wrote some of the BBKA's Course in a Case training courses, has contributed to the BBKA's Liquid Gold and Swarming videos, and most recently co-authored the BBKA's revised Healthy Hive Guide book.

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August 17th
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