With Halloween just around the corner everyone is a little spooked. But what has us up at night is a disturbing epidemic; Bee Hive Theft. Think less cat burglar in a leotard (mildly disturbing) and more a forklift under the cover of night. All those almonds you see stacked high at the grocery store were the work of millions and millions of honeybees pollinating almond blossoms. The problem is there aren’t enough bees to do all that work, locally. So California almond farmers have to rent bees from all over and ship them to their orchards during the blossom season. Now, bee thieves are stealing hives in order to get in on the bee rental business. That’s why we have our hives booby-trapped with napalm…just kidding…was that our outside voice? No, to protect a hive the best thing you can do is mark your hive using a registered brand on the boxes and frames.
We’re thinking, “Touch These And Die” or “This Hive Explodes On Impact”…call us overprotective. But family is family.