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margob99 

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Hi there, can anyone help with links to information on:

1. Identifying pollen
2. Typical plants found in London gardens
3. Bee-friendly flora in London/UK ?

Thank you!
 

Hivemaker. 

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Hi googled these for you,hope they help.
http://www.wildlondon.org.uk/News/tabid/71/mid/414/newsid414/111/Default.aspx

http://www.kew.org/

Plants: really too numerous to mention as we have many well cultivated parks and gardens. If this is your area of interest I'd a suggest a visit to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. www.kew.org


http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090201193912AAubIg8

http://mubka.com/Pollen.aspx

http://www.geog.qmul.ac.uk/popweb/tilia/pollen.htm

http://www.complete-gardens.co.uk/online/online-gardening-plant-solutions-category.php?cat=24

Seems to be thousands of pages on pollen and bee friendly plants..
 
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Bcrazy 

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Pollen ID try http://www.beedata.com/nbb/pollen_identification_cd.htm

or go to Archives internet and type in Dorothy Hodges Pollen For beekeepers.

this method of staining and mounting of pollen is somewhat different to normal mounting techniques.

I have an album showing pollen grains http://www.beekeepingforum.co.uk/album.php?albumid=59

If you have any pollen then send it to me and I will try to identify what plant it came from . That goes for everyone.

Nearly forgot the best pollen identification site is this one http://www.paldat.org/
 
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margob99 

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Thank you for the info. It can be challenging if you're not a UK local, learning the names of plants around that are not common in your country of origin! I mean; what d'you do? Take a picture of the mysterious plant and google it? LOL! Methinks a visit to Kew might be useful :)
 

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