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Stolen Beehive Weighed 500 Lbs., Lifted From Texas Restaurant

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When news of the 500 lb. stolen beehive broke, crack reporters like the ones below asked, “2hy would you steal a 500 lb. beehive?”

Why, indeed? Well, honey, of course, one might imagine. The question posed about the beehive is the first asked in the clip, in which local news examines the incident of the stolen beehive and its 5,000 buzzy little occupants. The beehive was lifted from the Houston-area Haven restaurant, a brazen theft occurring over the weekend in the wee hours of the morning when all the bees were probably resting in their bee-holes, dreaming of supplying the joint with lots of delicious, local honey for their dishes.

Another local news source says that the stolen beehive didn’t just house any bees- these were basically pet bees, that Haven restaurant had raised from mere buzzlings to honey producing dynamos:

“These bees aren’t just any ol’ bugs. The restaurant started the hive from scratch and watched the bees grow into adulthood. They pollenate the restaurant’s garden and make actual honey that the restaurant uses.”

More troublingly, the stolen beehive caper seems to have been carried off by experienced bee-nappers, who executed the theft under what the restaurant believes are conditions that only an experienced beekeeper would know to look out for- essentially, time of day and weather were such that the bees would have been sluggish and in ideal bee mindsets for transport.

Owner Randy Evans said that in addition to his bees, the stolen beehive has put him out $1,000 in bee-raising costs. And also, he lamented “waiting anxiously to taste the honey.”

What do you think the motivation was behind the stolen beehive?

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7 Responses to “Stolen Beehive Weighed 500 Lbs., Lifted From Texas Restaurant”

  1. Anonymous

    Yogi is not a suspect… unless someone in the bear community is trading picnic baskets for beehives.

  2. Kathy Perez

    The motive is money of doarse. Honey is expensive and if they can get the bees to produce enough honey, they will have some money in their pockets. But if they don't know what they are doing, either the bees will die out or the bees won't produce any honey.

  3. Heidi Sobczak

    Sometimes the state of the world makes you want to cry… and these are only bees. (Not to lessen their importance!)

  4. Beaver Coultas

    yogi? I think the police need to look for someone in the emergincy room with lots of bee stings lol.

  5. Frank Mcclary Jr

    guess elementry education isn't quite what it used to be, bees not only make honey but cause plants to mature, a simple word pollination of most plants are performed by the workers gathering nectar.

  6. Charles Swain

    The reporter said the bees were.
    "probably resting in their bee-holes, dreaming". When one part of the story is soooo way off , It makes you wonder about the rest of the story. bees don't rest, dream, or live in a bee hole, the holes are for the larva and food-being honey.

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