Microscopy for NKBKA in MU Sat April 20th 2024

Our microscopy event is scheduled for Sat April 20th in Maynooth University.  No experience is required.

Time:  10am.       Location:  Callan Building, North Campus, Maynooth University.  Access via the Kilcock Road entrance and use Car Park 1.


10:00 – 11:30 Introduction to bees

  • View Bees through dissection and compound microscopes.   (You can bring your own frozen bees, approx 30)
  • Look for Varoa using a dissection microscope.
 11:30 – 13:00 Introduction to varimorph (nosema)
  • Look for varimorph (nosema) through a compound microscope.
Break for lunch 13:00 – 14:00 No food available on campus  BYO or go down town.
14:00 – 16:00 Introduction to Pollen
  • See a demonstration on the preparation of pollen slides.
  • View pollen through a compound microscope.

Our grateful appreciation to the presenters and demonstrators, Teresa Redmond, Eleanor Higgins,  Eddie Hill,  Kevin Forde and Cindy Collins.

For additional information, contact Cindy Collins at  


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