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Went to work at 4M for OT, got a call from Clay County Sheriff Department, about 10AM telling me that at approx 3AM some imbred took his pick-up and decided to drive it OVER my hives over cinder blocks, hive bodies, most original wooden ware is destroyed, hives were hit so hard it knocked the plastic foundation with brood onto the ground while breaking the frames. of approx 8 frames of brood between both colonies, salvaged total of 4 pictures follow I am pissed
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Ah man....I am sorry that happened to you...my stomach sank looking at the carnage! It's hard to process something like that with all the effort and time, cost of equipment and the personal connection with the bees none the less. Was the doink drunk? Any compensation?
 

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aa man that blows been there I know how it feels, you have any hives left at all?
 

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Wow that is so bad and sad..... Hope they get the guy, and dump a few queen less frames into his pickup with the windows shut.

These are not your only hives are they ?
 

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Never caught the dude. They have a idea who, but nothing solid. This site started with 3 hives, one was stolen few weeks back, now this--one I found the queen on the black plastic, and placed her in the hive, other one is queenless but they are making a new one. I have one other hive in Mandarin, that I was planing to move to this site becasue of it's country location--who knew
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Dang Barry, just was not meant for you to have bees this year. Sorry to hear of the losses, hope they can catch who ever did this.
 

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I feel for ya. That would get my blood boiling for sure!
Good luck getting things back together.
 

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What kind of low life idiot would even think of something like that? I'll bet alcohol was involved, hope they get him and make him pay.
 

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Sounds like some young idiot who maybe doesn't own their truck, ...who would drive over cement blocks if they had to pay for the damage to their own truck? Is the sherrif going to check if anyone nearby has damage to their truck or files a local damage insurance claim or truck repair over the next two weeks?
Meanwhile, maybe a hidden camera would be the only way to go.
 

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Sorry to see those pictures
I hope they catch him/her
I hope the local PD is aware the new law
states stolen or destroyed hive is now a Felony
its the same now as if those hives had been cows
Good luck with the recovery
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Oh my, do I feel for you, sure hope they catch the bum that did this. I hope you can recover at lease some of the losses.

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Tec, I am believing that and thanks for that information tommyt, and thanks for the sentiments on this still would love to have the opportunity "chat " with the involved individual
 

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Don't know what to say because it's all been said by the others! Too many raving maniacs getting away with stuff. Hope they catch him/her and make him pay (literally and figuratively) for what he did to you and those poor sweeties.
 

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I will add my name to those that offer their thoughts Barry. It is always such a dilemma, do you set your hives where they can be seen in the hope that $^#$&* like this don't want to be seen doing what they do or do you keep them hidden, and then when jerks find them they have free rein for havoc?
 

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Sorry for your loss Barry! You coined it correct - "UNBELIEVABLE"!!! Hopefully the cinder blocks did some major damage....
 

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didn't have the opportunity to get the site registered as a apiary, only been alittle over a month, but am doing so today if possible, will have to invest in a proper branding iron set and mark the registration number on all components of hive, also investing in reinforcing-rods cut to a length of about 2.5 feet and insert them at about a 45 degree angle with about 8 inches exposed three rows about 2 ft apart and every 6 inches or so for 5 ft width, and if I am feeling creative using a cutting wheel cut a point in them, take out tires, and hopefully oil pan and transmission pan :razz:
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