Why Thieves Are Targeting Beehives
In California, organized crime is creating a bit of a buzz around a new target: beehives.
Thieves are stealing them and chopping them up, to increase the amount of money they can get for them. In Arizona, a Queen Creek-based company lost $100,000 worth of bees due to theft last month.
Environment reporter Oliver Milman has covered these beehive heists for the Guardian U.S.