The magic of pollen


My first view of a frame with glistening cells of pollen caused one of those little pangs – the sort of ‘awe and wonder’ we teachers were encouraged to display for our pupils. I hadn’t fully appreciated the range of colours nor the beauty of the pollen when it was glistening with moisture.

Finding a pollen chart on the Bristol Beekeepers website which came closest to mimicking that first view was equally exciting because I was trying to find ways to convey this to our young (and not so young) visitors when we cannot really have them too close to the hives. The fact that little computer literate hands can interact will surely boost the impact of the information.

I’ll find this a really useful link to pass on at our project

The chart can be found here  you may need to click on the little flower icon to see the chart page.  The entire site of the Bristol Beekeepers has charm and is very well laid out.  I like the way there is that wonderful background buzz that all beekeepers must enjoy when close to their hives as well as the visual appeal of all pages.

This chart will be so useful on our volunteer projectBristol beekeepers excellent pollen chart

Bristol beekeepers excellent interactive pollen chart

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About apiarylandlord

Definitely past it - whatever it was - I may have blinked and missed it. New to beekeeping and totally entranced by the experience. That is probably all you need to know until I work out how secure this blog is. Great fan of recycling - see ilovefreegle.org to find your local group. Save things from landfill. Pass on your surplus, locally, for free or ask for things you need in case you can have someone's cast off again for free.
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2 Responses to The magic of pollen

  1. Emily Heath says:

    What a brilliant pollen chart, I’ve added it to my website links.

    • Brilliant is the word – looks so good; gives the right information and customisable according to the seasons. I wrote to Bristol Beekeepers saying I was using them as a link.

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