Italian bees head to Shropshire

£10,000 worth of bees are arriving in Ludlow today from Italy to repopulate 102 hives lost following the poor weather.

A Queen Bee will be placed in a hive before keepers open a box of the new arrivals and wait for them to swarm towards the Queen.

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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.