Hive hustlers stung a beekeeping club in Australia when they stole 12 hives that contained more than 480 kilos of honey, not to mention the 240,000 bees inside them.
The haul potentially netted the thieves more than $1,800, but the theft has left the Ipswich and West Moreton Beekeepers’ Association devastated, as they use their honey for charitable pursuits. Apparently, reports the AAP, incidents like this are not uncommon.
Thanks to weather conditions, as well as a diminishing bee population worldwide, honey prices have reached their highest in years.
Read the full story from the Australian Associated Press.
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