500-Pound Beehive Stolen From Outside Texas Restaurant

HOUSTON (AP) – Some thieves might truly have sticky fingers after a 500-pound beehive was swiped from a garden outside a Texas restaurant.

Police say surveillance security video shows a truck pulling up before dawn Saturday near the Haven Restaurant, in Houston. Police believe at least two suspects loaded the box-style hive into the vehicle and drove away.

Chef Randy Evans says the thieves apparently knew what they were doing by taking the hive during rainy, chilly weather. He says bees are usually inactive during such conditions.

Evans says about 5,000 bees lived in the hive, worth an estimated $1,000. Honey made by the bees is used in some restaurant dishes. The insects also help pollinate fruit and vegetables in the garden.

Houston police on Tuesday did not immediately provide further information.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Coney-2012/288954651174720

    Well, that should narrow down the list of suspects.

    “Hey, buddy, want to buy a 500 pound beehive?”

    “John, I couldn’t help but notice the 500 pound beehive in your yard. Where’d you get it?”

  • cindy

    I swear our minds are being read. Today I thought of the bilbe words ” The land of milk and honey”, and terrorists. They are so archaic minded that what might they target? Milk and honey. And maybe the bees dying is not accidental. Who’s illing them? Maybe us, so the terrorists here won’t get honey, maybe them that are here because they are antiquated symbols of richness? OK, I’m not a writer but it did cross my mind and yes I know stealing a beehive has nothing to do with bees dying but I linked them together. Maybe it’s terrorists hiding out that stole them

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