National Honey Show

Thursday 22nd to Saturday 24th October 2020

The National Honey Show had to be held online this year because of the COVID-19 epidemic and included a virtual Trade Hall where the Quekett and many other organisations and companies displayed information about themselves. Pam Hamer prepared this web page for the Club, which includes a link to our new page for beekeepers:

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The Quekett Microscopical Club is focused on the recreational microscopist, people who use microscopes for their enjoyment and to further their understanding of technical aspects and a variety of different specimen types. Anyone with an interest can join whether they are just starting to use microscopes or have a professional background in microscopy.

Over 70 years ago members were investigating bee anatomy and examining pollen – and they are still at it!

Malpighian tubules of honeybeePictures of the Malpighian tubules taken from the Quekett Microscopical Club Journal in 1946

The Quekett Microscopical Club has exhibited at The National Honey Show for several years, with interesting things to look at down a microscope, including pollen samples like this hollyhock.

Hollyhock pollen and flower

The wide range of expertise in microscopy, specimen preparation and digital imaging techniques of our membership is shared via our club Journal for serious studies, our Bulletin for useful tips, and our gossip meetings for face to face discussion; our website and Facebook group are the hub for electronic communications. See our link specifically for beekeepers at and explore the rest of our website and the QuekettMicro Facebook group.

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