South Wales Central AM and Shadow Cabinet Secretary for the Environment Andrew RT Davies has welcomed the launch of a new biodiversity project at the National Assembly for Wales.
The “Pierhead Bees” were officially launched today – and two beehives have been installed on the roof of the iconic building.
Built in 1897 to serve as the headquarters of the Bute Dock Company – the building is a key part of the maritime history of South Wales – and now forms part of the Assembly estate.
The foraging area around a beehive can extend over two miles – though bees have been observed foraging twice and three times this distance.
This means the bees could end up travelling as far as Penarth and further afield.
Mr Davies said, “About two thirds of global food crops depend on pollination – which proves the vital role bees play in our Environment.
“It was therefore a pleasure to attend the launch of the Pierhead Bees – which will bring vital benefits to biodiversity in the area.
“With the foraging area extending over two miles from the hive – the Pierhead Bees will no doubt end up making plenty of excursions to the Vale!”
[Picture: South Wales Central AM and Shadow Cabinet Secretary for the Environment Andrew RT Davies launches the Pierhead Bees on the rooftop of the iconic building]