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Thousands of bees stolen from beekeeper

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About 130,000 bees were stolen from a beekeeper who had only just finished removing them from a house.

Peter Clarke was stung an estimated 500 times while removing the insects from a bricked-up fireplace in Groby, Leicestershire, over several days.

He finished on Monday and took them to woodland on a private farm. Mr Clarke said he "wept" when the next day he found they had been taken.

Leicestershire Police confirmed it is investigating the suspected theft.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-53163432

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quiXilver

Bee hivess are routinely stolen here in the US.  It's a real problem.

It's a major industry, trucking bees around to pollinate crops and there's always some folks willing to steal...

 

lame!

 

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Kaikou

It's a super sad story. I hope hope however this theif didn't even know he was stealing bees.

Like, you steal a box and pull it into your house and suddenly Bees.

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