by Anne Bruce


I was sixteen, I had just been given a microscope, so it seemed the obvious thing that I should include it in my holiday luggage that year. Luckily for me, the relatives I was staying with were keen bee keepers, so I had plenty of "subjects" for my new acquisition. That's when my interest in bees started. Now, thirty years on, having studied biology and later, maths, that fascination has continued and developed. Using photographs of slides I either made or was given at the time together with some facts I have gleaned over the years, I hope to demonstrate how bees can fit into microscopy and maths!

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Micscape Magazine September 1998.

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