TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Sting operation: Beehives stolen from Washington County man

By The Associated Press
Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, 10:02 a.m.
 

HICKORY — Police in a Washington County township are working a different kind of sting operation: They're trying to find seven beehives stolen from a well-known beekeeper.

Mark Bedillion said he's sold locally produced honey at his farm and market in Hickory since 2005. Neighbors tell police they saw four men drive away with the seven of the hives the beekeeper has at his home in East Finley Township. The hives were stolen Wednesday.

Bedillion expects another beekeeper is behind the thefts because beekeeping and locally produced honey are both becoming more popular. But that's not the only reason Bedillion suspects a competitor.

He says whoever stole the hives “would have gotten stung a lot if they weren't experienced. They might be in a hospital by now.”

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Starkey: Would one big move kill Pirates’ future?
  2. Steelers offensive linemen looking to build on strong 2013 finish
  3. Pirates inquire about Red Sox LHP Lester
  4. Liriano, Pirates beat Giants, inch closer to lead in NL Central
  5. Former walk-ons may lose scholarships under Penn State’s Franklin
  6. YouTube campaign by Latrobe 4-year-old aids Alzheimer’s Association
  7. Father, son killed in East Huntingdon crash
  8. Rivers Casino sued by family of patron who died in car crash
  9. Woman hurt in Harrison trailer fire
  10. Satisfy your sweet tooth in Pittsburgh with treats from ethnic bakeries
  11. Pirates think Mercer’s defense deserves more credit
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.