Bee Rustlers in the US

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Someone did exactly the same thing in Hawke's Bay a few years back. They took brood and bees and replaced the frames. Not sure how many hives were affected but it was quite a few and three different beekeepers all had the same problem. I believe the offender was eventually caught and slaped with a wet bus ticket.
 
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its still going on here.
the other one is they just shake bees out into a nuc box. so your wondering why your hive suddenly took a dive in bee numbers.
 

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It used to go on here too. Unfortunately it was also known within a local bee club allegedly from someone who should have known better.
 


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