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'Words cannot describe' destruction of bee hives

One of the bees destroyed
One of the bee hives has been totally destroyed

The director of the Bodelwyddan Castle Trust has told ITV News that he "can't find words to describe" the act of vandalism that's left more than 1,000 bees dead.

Dr Kevin Mason said that he doesn't "know how people can do something like this."

A damaged bee hive
More than 1,000 bees are thought to have been killed

The nine hives were in an orchard at Bodelwyddan Castle.

It's believed the damage was done between April 9 and April 18.

Vandals stung in bee hive raid

North Wales Police are investigating after more than 1,000 bees were killed and nine hives damaged at the Bodelwyddan Castle Orchard.

But officers believe that the vandals would have suffered stings during the raid.

It's believed the damage was done between midday on 9 April and 18 April.

North Wales Police are asking anyone with information to contact the Investigation Support Team on 101, quoting reference number RC13059506 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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