In this week’s Countryfile, BBC One Sunday 26th August at 7pm, Matt Baker and Margherita Taylor visit North Wales where Matt discovers how miniature technology developed by Bangor University, could tell us more about the habits of one of our best-loved insects. He’s shown how tiny antennae are strapped to individual bees which are then tracked by drones.

Matt also meets the entrepreneurial young beekeeper already farming her own bees and selling the honey to local mead producers Jacob Milner and Mike Cooke in Tregarth, before the team head out to Bangor University’s research farm at Henfaes near Abergwyngregyn.

Margherita takes a ride on the famous Blaenau Ffestiniog railway along with people living with dementia and their carers. The trip is the brainchild of Emma Jayne Quaeck who saw how being out in nature helped her own mother’s condition.

Margherita also heads underground to see how old slate mines are being used to help age prize-winning local cheese.

BBC Countryfile
Sunday 26th August 2018
BBC One at 7pm