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Stiwdio Bee pilot project explores the importance of the humble bumble and honey bee

2 Awst 2016

Pollinator Garden

On Friday 22nd July a three day project entitled the Stiwdio Bee pilot project launched at the Grange Pavilion.

The aim of the project was to explore the importance of bees through art workshops and lectures, culminating in a visit to a bee hive in early September.

The three days consisted of an introduction to the campaign to make Cardiff a Bee Friendly city by Julian from Pollen8Cymru who explained why bees are so important to the city and the many ways to get involved.

This was followed  by an art session that used a range of materials to create a honeycomb mural for the pavilion's pollinator garden as well as making something for the groups own outside spaces. Arts worker Sarah was also on hand providing help working in 2D, sketching flowers and bees using oil pastels, watercolours and other media.

The pollinator garden was created at the Grange Bowls Pavilion by Community Gateway in association with Pollen8Cymru, the School of Pharmacy, Student Volunteering Cardiff and local Grangetown primary schools in early spring in support of the project 'Creating a Bee Friendly City'

Students and local residents worked hard to plant a 'bee friendly' garden by cultivating plants that are both favoured by pollinators and identified as encouraging the production of antibacterial honey. Local primary school children engaged with the project and learnt through hands-on activities about biodiversity, pollination and microbiology from scientists and from each other.

For more information on the Swiwdio Bee project or Creating a Bee Friendly City please contact Community Gateway: communitygateway@cardiff.ac.uk

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