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Why spend £10,000 on bees?

Bees are being brought from Europe to Ludlow Food Centre, to replace the hives that have declined in recent years.

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Full report: £10,000 on bees from Italy for Shropshire

Whether you love or hate bees, there is no denying that we all need them. But with the wet summers and harsh winters we've had, the bee population is shrinking rapidly.

At one farming estate in the Midlands, they've lost 102 of their 150 hives. So they've taken drastic action by importing £10,000 worth of bees, from Italy - to try to boost numbers. Kate Fisher reports.

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