BOFFINS have set up beehives in a hospital garden with the aim of producing “super honey” to fight disease.
The hives are surrounded by specific flowers found to have antibacterial qualities.
Wales News Service Llandough Hospital has set up beehives to produce ‘super honey’ similar to manuka
NHS staff have been trained to care for the bees at Llandough Hospital, near Cardiff.
Six off-duty workers will don bee hats and veils when they harvest honey from the hives.
The Pharmabee project, led by the city university’s Prof Baillie, has identified the plants whose nectar was the source of antibacterial compounds.
The “super honey” compounds have helped kill hospital superbugs.
Wales News Service Six off-duty workers will don bee hats and veils when they harvest honey from the hives
Wales News Service The hives are surrounded by specific flowers found to have antibacterial qualities
Wales News Service The Pharmabee project aims to fight disease – and the antibacterial compounds in the ‘super honey’ have helped kill hospital superbugs