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Cutting edge research exploring how the pollination of certain plants could lead to the development of drugs to treat serious medical conditions now resistant to traditional antibiotics - otherwise known as 'superbugs'.

Creating a bee friendly city

Numerous bee hives have been placed around Cardiff University. Specific plants have also been embedded throughout the campus grounds to encourage the production of super-honey and aid the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences' superbug research.

Watch our video about creating a bee friendly city

Find out more about the innovative research and findings that have inspired the Pharmabees project.


Pharmabees works with Schools and Colleges across Cardiff.

The project began with hives on Redwood and has spread across the campus.

Pharmabees has captured the imagination of people in Cardiff from all walks of life.

Latest news


Cardiff success at Guardian University Awards

31 March 2017

A bee-friendly campus initiative, run by the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, has won the Sustainability category at the Guardian University Awards 2017

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15 July 2016

Researchers launch search for ‘sounds of summer hives’

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Creating a bee friendly city

4 May 2016

Creating pollinator garden