The sessions are aimed primarily at those students who took the YBKA Microscopy Course held at the same venue last year, but we will consider candidates who have previously studied for the microscopy certificate but not taken the assessment. (This is not for beginners - please see the Introduction to Microscopy course taking place 10 July 2016)
April 17th - Session 1: dissection practice and preparing bee parts for mounting (removing soft tissue, decalcifying, softening, flattening plus making pollen slides, from spring flowers and honey samples). Making slides from parts prepared by course tutors.
May 15th - Session 2: making slides from bee parts prepared by students, “tricky” anatomical slides - hypopharyngeal glands, semen, trachea, everted endophallus.
June 19th - Session 3: pollen slides, from summer flowers. Nosema analysis, Q&A diseases. Discussion.
Start 9.30am, finish 4pm
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