Our aim is to promote and sustain a healthy bee population in the West Glamorgan area

Members Meeting Talk by Les Baillie on: Tails of novel antibiotics, spying on the hive and African killer bees!

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Episode 2, the Pharmabees project revisited. Tails of novel antibiotics, spying on the hive and African killer bees

At the next meeting on June 18th we welcome back Prof. Les Baillie from Cardiff Uni.

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/90823-baillie-les

He will give a talk about Antibiotic resistance and the latest research into how bees can help combat this. He will also bring us up to date on recent work in the community.

Cardiff university have been working to save the honey bee and  to inspire young kids to develop an interest in science and the natural world.  Starting with a small effort to discover the Welsh Manuka  the project has  swarmed to create new project across the university and Cardiff.  In this presentation professor Baillie with describe how the honey bee is playing a key role in support the health and welfare of the people of Wales.

(https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/pharmabees).

Members from any Association are welcome.

7pm Cwmbwrla day centre.

Free of charge.

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