I think for themselves...I certainly would never accept stolen bee hives and I know nobody on this forum, or any beekeeper for that matter, would buy them...I agree with the 9mm solution, or, the "bait" Africanized bees! What a sight that would bee!Out of curiosity where is the black market for bee hives? I've never had a shady character come up to me and say "hey--buddy, you looking for some bees? I know a guy that can hook you up."
Yup................pretty much. Thieves are nothing more than terrorists. If you are worried about bringing bees to California for almond pollination due to the chance of having your hives stolen........you have been terrorized.Which evidently means bee rustlers are considered a form of life on par with SHB and other parasites.