CA beehive heist is causing concern for almond producers

In the last few weeks, thousands of beehives have been reported stolen across California, and it is a major concern for the almond industry.

As trees start to bloom producers are looking to rent bees to pollinate the state’s most valuable crop. A county sheriff warns producers that if they are doing this they need to mark hives and take precautions.

Authorities say that in the past few weeks, more than 1,000 hives worth hundreds of thousands of dollars were reported stolen. That includes the largest heist which involved 382 hives.

They currently have a reward for $10,000 dollars for information leading to their recovery.


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