These are some scanning electron micrographs we I took of bee collected pollen. The first three pictures are from a load of “yellow” pollen from some Eucalyptus species and last three are from a load of “orange” pollen of uncertain origin. The next step is to collect pollen directly from plants to make a reference collection. We can then compare the bee collect pollen against the reference collection to get a more solid idea of what the bees are actually foraging on!
The International Specialised Skills Institute (ISS) is excited to help support honey bee research! Jody Gerdts was awarded a travel fellowship to study Varroa tolerance selection techniques with some key bee labs in the United States in July-August 2019. The goal of this project is to learn about traits and selection methods instrumental in helping … Read moreISS Agribusiness Fellowship 2018!