"Cardiff University in bee keepers' honey MRSA appeal" - Professor Les Baillie
6 March 2012
Professor Baillie’s team, in conjunction with the National Botanic Garden of Wales and supported by the Society for Applied Microbiology, aim to build a DNA profile of the nation’s honey. The information could identify plants that are naturally able to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as the ‘superbug’ MRSA and Clostridium difficile, and also help fight the diseases attacking Britain’s bees.
Today, the BBC have published an article detailing the progress Professor Baillie's team have made. To date, beekeepers have supplied 200 samples of honey, 60 of which are from Wales. The team have identified a number of promising candidates for further research.
Professor Baillie has asked any beekeepers keen to contribute to the project, especially those from mid and north Wales, to send a 200g pot with their their address, postcode and details of the plants their bees feed on to
Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences,
King Edward VII Avenue,
You can read the article here.