Beekeeper accused of stealing 60,000 bees
Around 60,000 bees have been stolen from a farm in Aberdeenshire. Four hives were taken from the premises in Blackhills, near Peterhead, at some point between Saturday and Tuesday. Each would contain up to 15,000 bees.
David Morland, chairman of Aberdeen and District Beekeepers' Association, said the theft was "very upsetting", and said he believed it would have been another beekeeper who carried out the crime as it would have taken expert knowledge to remove them.