Bee Thefts Leave Investigators Buzzing

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Some recent thefts have investigators buzzing in Butte County.

Deputies are investigating three bee hive thefts in the last three months. The first was in November, another in January and a third bee hive was stolen just this month.

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office says it appears the thieves have beekeeping experience, or currently keep bees.

The hives were taken from three different locations, from three different owners.

Anyone with information about who is taking bee hives in Butte County, call deputies at (530) 538-7671.

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