ABP Port of Cardiff Rescues a Swarm of Bees from Cardiff Bay Barrage

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Christine Nelson, Environment Manager and Callum Couper, Port Manager, ABP South Wales, have recovered a swarm of bees that had settled on a bench at Cardiff Bay Barrage.



Callum Couper Port Manager, ABP South Wales

“Aware that we look after bee hives at the port, Cardiff Harbour Authority contacted us to ask if we would be interested in rehoming the bees – to which we of course said yes. Biodiversity projects are an important part of our port environment, and it’s great that we’ve once again been able to give a swarm of bees a new home.”

In August last year, Mr Couper, relocated another swarm from a quayside crane at the Port of Newport to the Cardiff port estate.

The Port of Cardiff has kept a small apiary at Queen Alexandra Dock for the past six years as part of its biodiversity program at Cardiff and the hives are located near the lockside and are surrounded by specially planted wildflowers.

The honey harvested from these hives is given to ABP employees at South Wales Ports in exchange for a monetary donation which ABP matches pound for pound and donates to the invertebrate charity Buglife Cymru.