Helping make Cardiff a bee-friendly city

We’re delighted to be working with Cardiff University to help turn Cardiff into a bee-friendly city as part of their Pharmabees project.

To encourage the growth of the local bee population, Cardiff University has kindly donated some wildflower seeds to us, made up of a mixture of cornflowers and daisies. We have planted these seeds in planters and greenspaces at our Arcon House retirement scheme.

Spreading wildflower seeds helps to increase greenspaces, which is having a positive impact on the local bee population as there are more flowers for bees to pollinate. As an added bonus, these flowers will also make our local areas look more vibrant and colourful.

Our Neighbourhood Coaching team has plans to scatter more donated seeds across St Mellons in time for spring next year and we will be working on more projects like this with Cardiff University in the future, so watch this space.

If you’d like to do your bit to help the bee population, take a photo of any bees that you spot buzzing around plants in your garden or community and send them to the Spot a Bee app. This will help Cardiff University and the University of Glasgow find out which plants should be planted in public areas to provide more food for bees.

You can download the Spot a Bee app from the Apple App Store or from the Google Play Store.

Are you a keen gardener or are you having a go at growing your own this summer? Enter our Hafod in Bloom gardening competition to be in with the chance of winning a B&Q voucher!