Re: Who took my beehives in Gypsum, Colorado?
The beekeeper who took them would have had some doubts. I know that If I were approached in such a situation, I would have a degree of sympathy for the beehive owner, and would at the least want to talk to the former owner first before removing the hives. Regardless of what the realtor told me I would know there are two sides to every story & sometimes people can fall on hard times.
So the fact the guy just came and took them, shows a degree of being prepared to go with the flow, long as he stands to gain.
At least one person knows who has the hives, and that's the realtor. If legal avenues fail but you can find out who has the hives or where they are, myself, I would not feel bad about stealing them back.
How to get the information, that's the problem. I'm wondering if you took legal action, even if it failed, during the course of the action the realtor may be required to reveal who she told to take the hives and you could use this information later.
44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).