Beehives in Texas attacked, set on fire, killing half a million bees

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    What kind of sickos would do such a thing?


    They not only provide the Nectar of the Gods but keep the environment healthy and productive by pollinating plants.


    They say it’ll be hard to track down the perps but with a $6k award in the works, someone somewhere will shoot off their mouths.


    The beehives were discovered on Saturday morning scattered across the bee yard, the Brazoria County Beekeepers Association (BCBA) wrote on Facebook. Several hives appeared ashen-black and one brood frame floated in the water nearby with bees still caring for the eggs.

    It’s bad enough to think in today’s world this would happen but dumping them over and then setting fire to them is beyond comprehension,” the BCBA said in the post.

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    What kind of sickos would do such a thing?

    I don't know, longknife. This has happened before, Seems I ran across a story like this one a few years back. :(

    I'll check it out.
     
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    The one I heard about was done by vandals. This one is too, but it is more recent (Iowa)

    “All of the beehives on the honey farm were destroyed and approximately 500,000 bees perished in the frigid temperatures,” Sioux City police said in a release.

    The names of the juveniles have not been released, but they are 12 and 13 years old, the Sioux City Journal reported. They’re charged with criminal mischief, agricultural animal facilities offenses and burglary.

    Justin and Tori Englehardt, the owners of Wild Hill, were despondent by the “senseless” act.

    “They knocked over every single hive, killing all the bees. They wiped us out completely,” Justin Engelhardt told the Journal. “They broke into our shed, they took all our equipment out and threw it out in the snow, smashed what they could. Doesn’t look like anything was stolen, everything was just vandalized or destroyed.”

    Even so, the owners vowed to rebuild the business, which is estimated to cost about $60,000. The damage was not covered by the owners’ insurance, but fundraising campaigns have raised thousands of dollars for the recovery. Read more here: Two kids are charged with the ‘senseless’ killing of a half million bees in Iowa

    Two kids are charged with the ‘senseless’ killing of a half million bees in Iowa
     
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    When Bee lives matter more than Human lives.
     
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    That's really awful, longknife. :(
     
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    Half a million bees pollinate millions of vegetables. If you took away all the bees, the human race would have no vegetables, which are our source of B vitamins without which we would not be able to function. Go to school and learn something. Then, get a life that benefits other people. :cranky:
     
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    Are you really this ignorant?
     
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    He's a socialist. He doesn't understand private property rights. You're free to steal his car. We all own his property.
     
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    Trying to wipe out mosquitoes is a folly for food also...
     
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    You need to stay on topic, sir. THIS THREAD's topic, not why you're pissed at the OP or anybody else who is here. That constitutes trolling, which is not a very good practice here or anywhere else.
     

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