Today, Mrs Harper, Mrs Gorst and I spent the day in Lancaster University on a Bee Disease Microscopy course, learning how to assess our bees for disease and test them for Nosema and Acarine using a microscope. It was really interesting, (though a little gruesome!) having to crush bees to make a bee 'soup' to look at under the microscope... (Mrs Harper insisted we couldn't kill any of OUR bees... so we used University bees!) It will be great now to be able to show the children and start teaching them about bee diseases using specialised equipment. Science in action!!