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.