Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Vandalism at Gwent Wildlife Trust has led to the death of thousands of bees.

 

Last weekend, two hives were vandalised at the Ebbw Vale offices of Gwent Trust.

Staff came into work to find one of their hives on its side with the contents tipped out. The lid had been tipped off the other hive and the sides damaged by large stones and logs being thrown at it.

Gwent Wildlife Trust in Ebbw Vale where the vandals struck. Credit: Gwent Wildlife Trust
Gwent Wildlife Trust in Ebbw Vale where the vandals struck. Credit: Gwent Wildlife Trust

 

The hives were part of a project to help pollinating insects, such as the honeybee, hoverflies, solitary , and wasps.

Bees need to maintain a temperature of around 36 degrees within the hive before they start to suffer.The rain and cold temperature on Sunday night meant that around two-thirds of the bees died and, because the hive filled with water, all their larvae died.’

– VERONIKA BRANNOVIC, LIVING VALLEYS MANAGER FOR GWENT WILDLIFE TRUST

 

 

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