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Pollen Identification for Beekeepers Book

Pollen Identification for Beekeepers Book

£12.50
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Product Code: B8851

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Rex Sawyer   UK   111 pages   Softback

 

This book is suitable for serious students, naturalists, beekeepers, allergists and others who have expressed a need for a book on pollen identification. The book tries to use straightforward descriptive terms to ensure it is as accessible for everyone, while maintaining the accepted principles of pollen structure and plant classification. Methods included in the book follow the standard practice and as a result should be suitable for bothe experienced investigators and beginners. The main features of pollen are fully illustrated throughout the book to help ensure recognition, and a concise description of each type is given.

Rex Sawyer has a lifelong interest in pollen stemming from a fascination for the moors and a meeting with the British pioneer of Quaternary pollen analysis, Professor Sir Harry Godwin. After being commissioned in the Second World War, Mr Sawyer returned to Somerset to take charge of Science teaching at Ilminster Grammar School where he had the opportunity for beekeeping and developed a small commercial apiary. His work the 'Survey of British Honey Sources' ensured a continuation of melissopalynology at Ilminster. Since his retirement, his work has extended and he has become the recognised British authority on pollen in honey. Mr Sawyer has lectured and held practical courses on pollen identification for the British Beekeepers Association. He has been elected President of the Somerset Beekeepers' Association following 35 years of active membership.

 

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