An established colony of beehives has been destroyed by a heartless vandal in the town of March.
Four hives were pushed over on a site in the town between 6pm and 8.15pm on Sunday June 1st.
Hundreds of bees were needlessly killed in the incident; nationally millions of bees have died due to Colony Collapse Disorder and many more at the March site will suffer a lingering death, the heartless act of this vandal caused much of the honey in the natural honeycomb to be lost.
Police want to speak to a man seen in the area at the time.
He is described as:
Aged about 60,
Short grey hair and a beard.
He was wearing:
A blue baseball cap,
blue anorak, and jeans.
PCSO Rachael Chelverton said: "This was a reckless act which killed potentially thousands of bees and damaged four hives. It is likely the offender would have been stung during the incident and I would urge anyone with any information to call police."
Anyone with any information should call PCSO Rachael Chelverton on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111
In the UK about 70 crops are dependent on, or benefit from, visits from bees.
In addition, bees pollinate the flowers of many plants which become part of the feed of farm animals. The economic value of honey bees and bumble bees as pollinators of commercially grown insect pollinated crops in the UK has been estimated at over £200 million per year.
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