Roberta Verhoek reports that following the arrest of Antonio Catarino for the theft of the Verhoek hives in Texas, the Arizona yard of the alleged thief was inspected, and a large number of additional boxes were discovered. The owners and circumstances of these hives are not known, and police gave the Verhoek permission to share images of the un-identified stolen hives.
Roberta Verhoek writes:
28700740_10215082117637024_2571872265145892622_o.jpgThank you to those who helped with recovery of our hives and equipment last month! When we recently inventoried our equipment, we discovered that there is equipment of other beekeepers at the same site ours was recovered from. The authorities have given us permission to share pictures. If you recognize any of the brands/information on the hives and have knowledge that the equipment should not be in Arizona, would you please share this with them so they can also recover their items.