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    Harvest time for the Garden Apiaries.

    The End of August is harvest time for the Garden Apiaries. This year the yield is going to be lower than last year as during the most influential part of the season, the weather has been all over the place!

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    Feeding time for the bees

    On my daily dog walks by the river I have noticed much bee activity on the Himalayan Balsam.

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    In the bee garden this week

    The Hot and Humid weather this week makes for some pretty uncomfortable beekeeping in a full bee suit!

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    Successful seed storage at home

    Seed can be expensive and saving your own takes time, so it’s worth putting some effort into storing your seed well, to keep it as fresh as possible until sowing time. For the seed bank at the Botanic Garden, we collect, dry, clean and store seeds of wild Welsh plants for future conservation and restoration […]

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    Successful seed saving at home

    When it comes to gardening in a self-sufficient way, nothing beats saving your own seed. For our seed bank at the Botanic Garden, we collect, dry, clean and store seeds of wild Welsh plants for future conservation and restoration uses. Many of the techniques we use to professionally conserve this seed can be applied to […]

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    Top plant families for pollinators in August

    The National Botanic Garden of Wales is leading research using DNA barcoding to understand the foraging preferences of pollinating insects. Based on their results so far, we asked the Botanic Garden’s scientists to let us know some of the best plants to attract pollinators in August. Here are their top six plant families. Be sure to avoid double flowered varieties.

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