Local law enforcement are investigating the theft of nearly 100 hives–each is said to hold more than 50,000 bees from an orchard in Northern California.
Beekeeper and owner of Pottsy to teach, Mike Potts said that measles, which is used to pollinate almond orchards South of Yuba City, it was found that the loss of the rally. 17.
10 crops will disappear without bees
Hereby are estimated to Rob the 92 measles-about one-third of his operations-will cost approximately $ 44,000 income.
“Urticaria is a mobile, a tray in the background is, basically they are set down, they just put all the hives off of pallets,”he explained.
He told KCRA-TV that it was”frustrating”him.
“It hard enough, and keep the bees alive, no one stole them,”Potts said.
Potts, he is actually based in Oregon, suspects another beekeeper who lost bees may be potentially responsible for the theft, as well as a previous theft. In view of the weight of the measles and the frame of their house, he thinks the perpetrator may use the flatbed truck to drive them away.
The box is light gray and is marked with”MP”logo.
“I want to catch up with them and I think a lot of people in here, they are looking for them,”he told KCRA. “This will affect the farmers, but also because there will be a shortage of bees. Fortunately, I have enough to cover what I do, or we lose what. However, it affects the farmer and it affects farmers all the way in Oregon and Washington, because of the loss of bees.”
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Orchard operators rental of beekeepers such as Oz-who has 15 years of experience-provide the bees to pollinate their plants.
According to the Los Angeles Times, it takes about a year for a hive to grow in full capacity, as the bees faced the external threat of the mites killed, the beekeeper must constantly adapt to the changes.
“If you are a good beekeeper, you do,”Potts said. “If you’re not, you go steal them.”
In Sutter County Sheriff’s office is investigating.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.