Beehive heist leaves keeper bee-fuddled

A Mitchelstown beekeeper has appealed for help after callous thieves stole his hive.

Tony Kelly, who lives in Cooleregan, was shocked to find his bees stolen from land where they were kept as he passed by in his car. 

The shocking and unique crime happened last week and now gardai are investigating the incident to track down the honey thieves. 

“I’ve had the bees for the last two years and they were doing exceptionally well. Then I was on my way up to my friend on a visit and normally as I drive past the hive I would stop and check to see what activity was going on with the bees”. 

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