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  1. #1
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    Default Hives stolen looking for help

    I had 100+ double stolen this past week in Hinds and Rankin counties Mississippi. They are tan and white boxes with black BSH spray painted on the sides. The lids and and pallets are branded the same. If anyone in that area saw them or knows anything they can PM me or call Randy Chattam with the Rankin county sheriff office. 601-824-7110
    This is basically a complete loss of my operation and any help would be great.

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    Default Re: Hives stolen looking for help

    I'm sure we will help as much as we can. Obvioulsy it was a bigger operation than the local teenagers could muster.

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    Default Re: Hives stolen looking for help

    They wiped you out! Wow there is some scum out there.

    So sorry to hear about this.
    44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).

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    Default Re: Hives stolen looking for help

    In my country around a year or so ago, following a lot of hive thefts in a particular area, local beeks got together and were eventually able to identify the thieves. They were running what amounted to a bee "chop shop", where they transferred the frames and bees to new boxes, and burned the supers the hives had been in at the time they stole them.

    It was big news and was on the TV.
    44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).

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    Default Re: Hives stolen looking for help

    I can not believe there are people like that in this world. I bet if you come to California you will find them pollinating almonds, good luck in your search.

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Hives stolen looking for help

    What about adding a picture here...just in case they are just stupid enough not to change boxes?!

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    Default Re: Hives stolen looking for help

    Bummer.
    If I were a commercial beek, I would sure invest in an anti-theft GPS tracker for one of the hives in my apiary. Something like this: http://www.gpstrackingkey.com/Anti_Theft_Devices.html

    I believe there are even services that will send you an alert if the item is moved, so you could notify the police before the hives go to a chop shop.

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    Default Re: Hives stolen looking for help

    As a side note, a trail cam hidden near the entrance to a field is a good idea. If not a simple $4.00 video surveillance sign posted to the entrance is a good deterrant.

  9. #9
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    Default Re: Hives stolen looking for help

    I'm so sorry to hear about your loss of hives to thieves, everytime something like this happens it pretty much makes me sick, I know you must be devastated. I know its just material things, and they can be replaced if they are never found, but its just disgusting that someone would steal someone else's bees, I mean how desperate can you be, and what kind of persons do these things, I would surely like to know, hopefully they find out soon. John

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