Austrian town abuzz after theft of 1 million bees

2017-04-12 22:03
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Vienna - A town south of Vienna is abuzz over the reported theft of dozens of beehives, containing about 1 million bees, from a local park.

Police said on Wednesday that they got involved after residents in the town of Ebreichsdorf noticed that the covers of wooden boxes containing 40 hives had been removed.

Police say the theft could have occurred anytime since the end of March.

Beekeeper Horst Preisl put his loss at around €15 000 in lost honey and stolen bees, including queens.

But Preisl said that the damage was actually incalculable "in terms of years of work lost".

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