In March 2018 the police are investigating what is believed to be the biggest ‘theft of its kind‘.
It happened over a week in February 2018 and involves the ‘theft’ of a million bees from 40 hives.
One of the owners said, ‘someone must have scouted them out or knew they were there. That’s what worries us.’
So it should because the inescapable conclusion is that much like the ever-encroaching rampant Russian vine that only serves to destroy all other plants in their way, these ‘thieves’ must have expertise and knowledge lest they are stung to death by their own avarice.
Hence it is a case of a professional bee-keeper stealing the property of other bee-keepers.
In the same vein the practice has grown since 2011. During that time up until the present the crimes have continued and the culprits are seemingly still ‘professional’ bee-keepers.
If the culprits have entered the property with the intention to steal the bees then it is a burglary and not a simple theft.
Meanwhile the odd burglar might get his comeuppance by tattooing bees who aim for and attach themselves en masse to his, well, posterior though the rhyme would be wiser.
At least that is the silent wish as they zizz towards the burglars’ swag.