Life is so tough in the US right now that you are thieving bee hives
from each other.
"Beekeepers have always been concerned about theft"
What a country of thieves you are. Even if it's nailed down, and has
just an ounce of value - it gets stolen.
This is what you get when you flush your economy down the toilet. Your
quality of life goes with it.
=================================Honey Price Increases Lead to Jump In Beehive Thefts
DIXON (CBS13) The price of honey has jumped in the last decade,
leading to a jump in beehive thefts.
That has beekeepers turning to technology to try and stop crooks from
taking the hives.
Keepers like Phil Hofland hoping the latest technology will sting those
thieves trying to make off with the valuable hives.
You can come in here with a forklift and snagIve seen people steal
30,000 to 50,000 in a half an hour, he said.
Beekeepers have always been concerned about theft, and have long tried
to develop ways to prevent that from happening.
But the age-old problem has a new remedy. Hofland now uses tiny GPS
chips to track if one of his hives is stolen.
If it gets moved, I get an email or a text on my phone immediately,
the Dixon beekeeper said.
Along with the chips, Hofland also brands his boxes in hopes of scaring
away those who may look to swipe the hives.
I look at it as if my boxes are marked really good and somebody elses
arent, he said. Somebody has a choice between picking mine and
somebody elses, they are going to do that.