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Creating a Bee Friendly City

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Pollinator Garden

Helping Cardiff's bees produce antibacterial honey.

The idea

To create a bee-friendly garden at the Grange Bowls Pavilion, cultivating plants favoured by pollinators and those identified as imparting antimicrobial properties to honey. Placing bee hives in close proximity to this space will support pollinators and produce antimicrobial honey. The planting will immediately benefit the pollinator populations in our city and local schools can actively learn and participate in maintaining the garden.

Progress

Community Gateway, in collaboration with Pollen8Cymru and Cardiff Volunteering have run a gardening workshop at the Bowls Pavilion to develop the pollinator garden.

School children from Ninian Park and St Patrick's Primary Schools have been involved in learning about the pollinator garden and also assisting with planting. The pollinator plants are now planted in raised beds around the Bowls Pavilion Green and ready to support the city's pollinators. Bee hives will now be introduced in close proximity to the garden so that the bees can start to produce their antibacterial honey.

Next steps

Pollen8Cymru, Community Gateway and local primary schools will all continue to assist with the maintenance of the garden and plants.