The Butte County Sheriff’s Office is investigating recent thefts of beehives from different locations around the Butte County.
The first beehive theft was reported in November of last year, from the Gridley area. Another report came in late January from the Afton Road-Cherokee levee area of west Butte County. And a third theft took place this month in Nord. Sheriff’s officials say the victims in each case are different.
Authorities are now working to increase awareness of the thefts in an attempt to generate leads that will lead to an arrest. It’s believed that the suspects are involved with or have knowledge of Apiculture.
Anyone with information about the crimes is asked to call Detective Freeman at 530-538-7671.