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The Pharmabees project originated from a collaboration with the National Botanic Garden of Wales to identify plant-derived drugs which could be used to treat antibiotic resistant hospital pathogens.

Close up of bees on a honeycomb


Ancient-biotics, re-evaluating traditional medicines for future antibacterial therapies.


Bee health

Micro clovers as a green roof covering to enhance forage, and reduce bacterial infection (AFB) in urban bee colonies.

A 3D scanned image of  Taraxacum  Pollen - one of the antibacterial plants identified in our study.

Breaking the code

Using the knowledge from this project, it is possible to create a special honey by leading bees to plants with strong antibacterial elements.

Honey in jars

Drug discovery

The discovery of novel antibacterial compounds which could used to combat antibiotic resistant hospital super bugs.

Honeybee on purple flower

The environment

Cakes, Jam and Bees! working with the Women’s Institute to maintain a green and pleasant land.

Close up of bee on purple flower


Creating a well being pollinator garden at Ystrad Mynach Hospital.

Rewilding Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr

Learn about our exciting new project as Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr.

Grange Pavilion pollinator patch

The Pharmabees team have collaborated with the Community Gateway programme and the residents of Grangetown to create a community space with an emphasis on wellbeing and environmentalism.

A planter in Cathays

Greening Cathays

Our exciting new project bringing greenery to Cathays and monitoring the environmental change.

In the news

Challenge Cardiff Winter 2016

The fifth issue of our research magazine, providing insight into the impact of our research.