As we continue with our defined decimation of bees on a worldwide basis, so the profits soar for thieves and burglars intent on increasing the relationship between illicit honey and dirty money.
The position has spread throughout the world such that in Spain ‘bee thefts have reached a record level’. Some unscrupulous farmers have even resorted to ‘paying gangs to steal their competitors’ hives’.
Bee thefts are now ‘an industry in itself’. The criminals have turned to violence too. [See: The Times: 22/5/18]