Pollen Gallery

Pollen identification gallery

The pollen photographs in this gallery are samples taken from the living plant.  They have been mounted on microscope slides in glycerine gel and photographed using through a microscope at x400 magnification.

Rex Sawyer’s book, Pollen Identification for beekeepers is really helpful for understanding the features of pollen.  In Bob Maurer’s book, Practical Microscopy for Beekeepers, he shows some simple techniques for making up pollen slides.