Warrington shopping centre's colony of bees on roof


A shopping centre in Cheshire is creating a buzz as the first centre in the UK to put a colony of more than 100,000 honey bees on its roof.

The Golden Square Shopping Centre in Warrington has developed the colony with advice from the British Beekeepers Association, to help encourage the survival of the region's honey bees which are in decline.

Urban colonies are successful, as the bees have less contact with countryside pesticides which can make them more vulnerable to disease. There is also a great variety of plants in parks and gardens.

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