Re: Hives stolen looking for help
I can't brand frames because I sell bees and my brands would eventually show up all over the place. But if I wasn't selling bees I would, could be done resonable quickly during assembly.
A sign in the apiary saying all frames have been branded would be a deterant to a thief. If not all but one or two hives had a gps locator installed, and the sign said that, would also be a great deterant.
What I do have though at a yard that would be easy for a thief, is a camera. In fact, more than one because I put the word out I use cameras, so don't want someone to go looking for it & when he finds it thinks he is home free.
44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).