Hives worth $15,000 stolen from Coast property

Taken from property on Anaura Bay Road overnight on Monday.

Taken from property on Anaura Bay Road overnight on Monday.

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AN East Coast beekeeper is outraged that someone went on to a property where he operates and stole a dozen of his prized beehives worth $15,000.

The hives were taken from a paddock on a property on the Anaura Bay Road overnight on Monday this week.

The estimated loss is based on the value of the bees, the hives and the lost earnings.

“The hives were in a paddock with a locked gate,” the beekeeper said. “But the thieves took the gate off its hinges to get into the paddock.

“I think they probably used a ute to take them away because I found tyre tracks in the paddock.”

He hopes someone will recognise his missing hives and report it to police.

“They are white in colour, with our emblem engraved on them. The emblem is the name of a prominent East Coast farming property.”

A dozen hives were stolen about a fortnight ago from a beekeeper who operates from a neighbouring property.

AN East Coast beekeeper is outraged that someone went on to a property where he operates and stole a dozen of his prized beehives worth $15,000.

The hives were taken from a paddock on a property on the Anaura Bay Road overnight on Monday this week.

The estimated loss is based on the value of the bees, the hives and the lost earnings.

“The hives were in a paddock with a locked gate,” the beekeeper said. “But the thieves took the gate off its hinges to get into the paddock.

“I think they probably used a ute to take them away because I found tyre tracks in the paddock.”

He hopes someone will recognise his missing hives and report it to police.

“They are white in colour, with our emblem engraved on them. The emblem is the name of a prominent East Coast farming property.”

A dozen hives were stolen about a fortnight ago from a beekeeper who operates from a neighbouring property.

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