RCMP investigating theft of beehive and colony of bees

Iris, Prince Edward Island – The Kings District RCMP is investigating after a beehive and colony of bees was stolen from a property in Iris, PEI.

The beehive was one of many at a property on Pleasant Valley Road. On May 16, 2022, the owner of the beehives reported to police that portions of a hive with an active colony inside had been removed. Several pieces of the hive were left behind at the scene, including the top cover. The theft is believed to have occurred between May 11 and May 16.

RCMP investigating theft of beehive and colony of bees
RCMP investigating theft of beehive and colony of bees

“Given the location, a vehicle would have been needed to remove the hive,” says Sgt. Leanne Butler of the Kings District RCMP. “The hive may just look like weathered wooden box. We have reason to believe whoever was involved in removing the hive was not experienced in dealing with bees – it is very possible they were stung quite badly when the hive was moved.

Anyone with information about the theft, or who witnessed suspicious activity in the area of Pleasant Valley Road, in Iris, between May 11 and May 16, is asked to contact the Kings District RCMP at 902-838-9300. Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

The investigation is continuing.

Kings District RCMP

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