Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Beehive stolen from outside Houston restaurant

Who would have guessed that beehive theft is on the rise?

KHOU in Houston reports that thieves loaded a 500 pound beehive valued at $1,000 into their truck and stole it from outside a local restaurant.

The above photo is not the hive in question.

The restaurant's chef said the thieves must have known what they were doing because they stole on a rainy and cold day, a time when bees are least active.

Beekeepers Association membersJennifer Scott say that these kinds of thefts are on the rise because bees and raw honey, are in short supply.