Today, I had a really fun tea session with the principle and teachers at school number 30, in the heart of St. Petersburg. We ran a foldscope workshop for students from several schools in the area (documentation coming soon).
While drinking my tea with honey, I decided to look at the honey under a foldscope.
Now; I was reallly intrigued by two things:
1) the long pencil like crystals; usually I see sugar crystals to have the same aspect ratio – but not clearlybthe case here. Also, is honey supposed to have micro-crystals if it’s pure?
2) secondly, I was able to find two kind of pollen grains. This gets me very excited; because it might be possible to find where the honey was collected by the bee itself.
I am now on the quest to find which flower this honey might be from. On the bottle, it is claimed that the flower is this one: