Our New Bees

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Today we introduced thousands of bees to their new home on our estate. Over the last year we have lost 102 of our 150 hives which is extremely sad. To repopulate our hives we have bought bees from Italy. The estate have invested in enough bees to repopulate our hives so we can hopefully continue honey production.

Richard Lindsey, our beekeeper, came to the estate today and was surrounded by cameras and microphones as he took the bees to their new hives and let them get settled. The feature will be on BBC Midlands Today and ITV Central news along with Radio 4's Food & Farming programme and BBC Radio Shropshire. You can see it if you go to the I-player or watch tonight from 6pm.

We very much hope our new bees settle in well and that can look forward to some better weather over the coming weeks and months to give them a chance of making plenty of honey.
We hope to have a video of the new bees being introduced to their home on YouTube in the next few days.

We are operating a support a hive scheme at the Food Centre. If you want to support a hive then please call or email us 01584 856 000 or greatfood@ludlowfoodcentre.co.uk .

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