Pharmabees at Urdd Eisteddfod
14 June 2019
The Pharmabees team had a great time at the Urdd Eisteddfod during the last week of May. Students who attended the event had the chance to learn about the Pharmabee project.
Students seemed to enjoy our interactive microscope activity; learning about different pollens that bees collect that researchers use to help them to identify plants which contain new medicines. Students looked under the microscope to identify three different types of pollen, dandelion, oak, and clover. Students matched the slides under the microscope to our 3D printed pollen and solved the clues to find out which plant the pollen belonged to. In addition to the pollen activity, students could dress up as a beekeeper, learn more about what researcher do in the lab, learn about how honey relates to new medicines, and ask questions about bees.
Students could enter their photo and what they learned to win a microscope. One lucky winner took home a microscope for her future research endeavours! Dylan the Dragon stopped by to hear about MRSA, a superbug that researchers are trying to develop new medicines to help fight by using bees and honey.
Students and parents really enjoyed learning all about the pharma bees project, and had an un-bee-lieveable time!