Pollen Diversity Research Project
An international project for the assessment of the diversity of pollen available to honey bees began in 2013 in several European countries and is now expanding. This is the COLOSS CSI (Citizen Scientist Investigation) Pollen project, co-ordinated from the Netherlands and Austria.
With SBA support, Magnus Peterson and Alison Gray are planning for Scotland to participate in the CSI Pollen project. Participating beekeepers will collect pollen samples from their bees at designated sampling times, will count the number of different colours of pollen present and return the information to the international database.
The Scottish project will be run from the University of Strathclyde. Full details of the project and how to participate are available.