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Clarendon thieves make off with bees

Published:Saturday | March 14, 2015 | 3:24 PMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

Several bee farmers in Clarendon have complained that praedial thieves have left them with hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses.

The farmers say since Thursday thieves have made off with several boxes of bees and honey in the communities of Four Paths, York Town, Woodside and Milk River.

One farmer, Kacian Jones told The Gleaner-Power 106 News Centre that 10 boxes of bees valued at just over $350,000 were stolen from her farm in Four Paths between Wednesday night and Thursday.

Jones believes the increased price and the high demand for honey are among the reasons for the spate of robberies in recent days.

She says the matter was reported to the police, but claims there has been little interest in investigating the incidents.