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    Science team out and about

    The Science team have been out and about on our travels this past week. On Saturday Natasha, our Head of Science, gave a talk on our honey bee research to the Welsh Beekeepers’ Association conference in Builth Wells. It covered some of our previous work on DNA barcoding honey, our current honey bee research, and […]

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    Introducing… a surprising library

    Most visitors to the National Botanic Garden of Wales probably don’t even know we have a library. We may be one of the Garden’s best kept secrets… but we don’t want to stay hidden!  We welcome visitors whether researchers, students, the Garden’s members, or indeed anyone interested. Because the library is run entirely by volunteers, […]

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    You are what you eat: our ongoing honey bee research

    The Garden is using its hives and vast horticultural resource to investigate the foraging preferences of honey bees.

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    Beatrix Potter – mycologist extraordinaire

    There is far more to Beatrix Potter than Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddleduck and Squirrel Nutkin. She was an outstanding artist, a noted conservationist… and a significant scientist in the field of mycology

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    Reintroducing meadow clary, Salvia pratensis to Wales

    The National Botanic Garden of Wales is working with Natural Resources Wales to reintroduce meadow clary, a rare and native plant, to its former home.

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    Natasha joins global crime-fight

    A Welsh scientist has joined an international fight to halt illegal trafficking of endangered species. Dr Natasha de Vere, Head of Science at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, is in Kenya teaching DNA barcoding techniques to their top boffins so they can identify species from tiny samples in the investigation and prosecution of wildlife […]

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