Wednesday, February 28, 2024

$100,000 reward offered for stolen beehives


 “Quite likely it’s another beekeeper, and that’s what really stings about it: beekeepers stealing from other beekeepers.”

And it wasn’t the first time his hives had gone missing. In the 25 years he’s been raising bees, [the owner] estimates he’s had close to 1,000 hives stolen. It was time, he thought, to take a stand.

So [the owner] is advertising a $100,000 reward for information on the bee thief — about three times more than the 96 hives are worth. He’s hoping that sizable sum is enough to get someone close to the culprit — a wife, sister, brother — to turn him in.