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    3 Months at the Garden

    Three months at the Garden. I’m Jack and I’m coming to the end of a three-month placement within the Science department at the Botanic Garden as part of the industry year of my BSc Countryside Management at Aberystwyth University. During my time at the Garden I have been involved with various projects and activities. The […]

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    From eight to (nearly) eight hundred: an update on honey sampling from around the UK

    Laura Jones, a PhD researcher at the Garden, asked for honey samples from beekeepers around the UK. Here’s a run down on the labwork so far.

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    Science team at the Welsh Beekeeping Convention

    Recently the Science team enjoyed a trip out from the lab and headed to the Welsh Beekeepers’ Association Convention at the showground in Builth Wells.

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    Plas Pilipala: butterfly biscuits

    It’s hard not to take inspiration from the beautiful patterns and designs on display in our butterfly house, Plas Pilipala. And if the creation is edible, even better.

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    Plas Pilipala: the swallowtails

    Unlike our well behaved Glasswing guests, who eat an acceptable portion of Cestrum leaf before pupating, the Papilio or swallowtail caterpillars gorge themselves on an alarming amount of Citrus.

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    The Stitching Botanicals’ Secret Garden

    Here at the Garden (the definite article, you might say), we’ve got quite a few different ‘gardens’. The Double Walled Garden, the Japanese Garden, the Apothecary’s Garden… and now we have a Secret Garden.

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