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The serenity of  a bee yard, not yet broken by the need for gates, vehicle barriers, guard dogs and bee-keepers with shotguns.

$100,000 Abbotsford bee theft shocks victim Fred Hanefeld

The story about the theft of bees from an Abbotsford farm is becoming clearer, and it is showing the breathtaking moxie of a rogue bee-keeper. When Abbotsford Police first reported the theft Monday, they said owner Fred Hanefeld indicated 100 frames containing 500,000 bees and 8,000 pounds of honey worth $100,000 had been stolen. To […]

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Abbotsford beekeeper loses $100,000 worth of bees, honey

An Abbotsford bee-keeper says he is out nearly $100,000 after someone stole 48 hives packed full of honey this month. The hives contained as many as 500,000 honey bees and honey waiting to be removed and processed next month. Abbotsford Police Const. Ian MacDonald said the bee-keeper noticed the theft on July 26 after he […]

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