Workshop on Foldscope at Universal Bee Club

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Department of Environmental Science, University of Calcutta organized a one day workshop on Foldscope at Universal Bee Club, Bauria, and West Bengal in collaboration with Howrah Vigyan Chetna Samannaya.

25 beekeepers from various parts of West Bengal participated in this workshop.

Introductory session-

At first, a brief introduction on Foldscope was given to the participants. After this foldscope handling and observation under foldscope was demonstrated to the participants.

Dr. Punarbasu Chaudhuri introducing foldscope to the participants

After the introduction a brief idea about melissopalynology was given.

Observation under Foldscope-

In this session various prepared honey slides were observed under foldscope.

Observation of pollen content in the honey sample under Foldscope
Participant observing honey slides under foldscope
Workshop on Capacity building to enhance apiculture productivity through melissopalynological training using Foldscope

Conclusion-

Participants were very much interested learning about foldscope. The workshop was a success.

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