Keeping bee populations alive in Shropshire

At Ludlow Food Centre their bee hives have taken a hit over the last 18 months following the bad weather.

They fed their bees a sugar solution over the winter to keep them alive. It seemed to be working, but they ended up losing 102 or their 105 hives.

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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.