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Pollen identification for beekeepers

Pollen identification for beekeepers

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A step by step user guide to pollen identification plus the common and scientific names of 151 plant species.

John Chandler and Dave Rennison credit pollen expert Rex Sawyer as the inspiration for this work. In his book Pollen identification for beekeepers Sawyer referred to the likely use of computer technology for the production of an illustrated key, to replace the set of punched cards that accompanied his book when it was published in 1981. The micro slides were photographed using a ‘x 40 lens’ – the level of magnification that most beekeeping microscopists would use – explain the authors, who are members of the Harrogate and Ripon Beekeepers’ Association, UK. There is a step by step user guide, and ‘Sawyer’s spreadsheet’, a pollen identification key plus the common and scientific names of 151 plant species. 

This is available as a CD-Rom or USB drive.

 

Note: The usb stick twists to open. (see video)