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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.




Groby chimney honeycomb housing 160,000 bees found



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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...




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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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