EDIBLE Adamsdown Community Garden is hosting a workshop on how to keep bees next Sunday (March 19), but they aren’t the only urban apiculturist to grace Cardiff with hosts of honeybees.
Here are some of the rooftop beehives hidden around the city you may not have known about, and a map showing where they are in the city.
- The National Museum of Wales
The National Museum has been keeping bees on their roof for several years, and for a while kept a beekeeper’s blog, which can still be read here.
- The St David’s Centre
The St David’s Centre has six beehives on the roof of St David’s 2, as part of a large rooftop garden to support pollinators in the city.
- Chapter Arts
Chapter have two honey bee hives in their staff garden which are kept in partnership with Canton Community Gardens. Throughout the summer months they operate a live stream Bee Cam which can be viewed here.
- Cardiff University – Redwood Building
— Redwood Bees (@pharmabees) July 15, 2016
There are beehives on the roofs of several of Cardiff University’s buildings, which have been put there as part of a project to create new drugs that can fight antibiotic resistant bacteria.
The Redwood Building is at the heart of the project’s thrust, follow updates on their bees on twitter @PharmaBees
- Cardiff University – Bute Building
The Bute Building, home of the Cardiffian, is also part of the same university-wide project, and can be found on Twitter @BeesBute
There are also wild bumblebees nesting in the mouth of the dragon statue on the building’s roof.
— Bute Bees (@BeesBute) March 7, 2017
Do you know of any urban beekeepers in Cardiff we could add to our map? Comment or contact our Facebook page and let us know if you do.