Introduction to Microscopy for Beekeepers 7th July

We will give a brief introductory presentation on the types of microscope required and how they are used for beekeeping microscopy.  We will demonstrate the preparation of pollen slides.  We will also demonstrate acarine dissection, abdominal dissection and nosema testing.

We have plenty of kit so everyone can try making pollen slides and preparing nosema slides.

Depending on how many stereo microscopes are available (we can bring 3) people could also have a go at acarine/abdominal dissection.

Please register for the microscopy event (limited places), by emailing

About Us

Lancaster Beekeepers Club an active, supportive and friendly group of hobbyist beekeepers from Lancaster, Morecambe, Cumbria and Lune Valley

Bee Swarms

It is natural for bees to swarm and there are accepted methods to minimise this occurrence and to retrieve the swarm. If you recognise a swarm cluster the Club has registered Swarm Collectors.