Reports of stolen beehives and damage to equipment has been appearing in recent news in other areas of the UK, the latest reported being beehive fires in Kent thought to have been started deliberately as police investigate. Many more cases have also been posted on the BBKA Facebook page over the past few months in other counties but not reported to the police.
Beekeepers are being encouraged to up security around their hives including camouflaging them or hiding away from view of main roads.
At this time of year, this damage is not only cruel but detrimental to beekeepers who could potentially suffer a financial loss.
As with all crime, especially in rural areas, be vigilant and report any unusual activity to the Police as soon as possible.