Bee hives taken from remote Alderney site

THREE hives full of bees have been stolen from a remote site at Longis, Alderney.

Mark Atkinson, who has been looking after the hives, was baffled by their disappearance. (Picture by Emma Pinch)
Mark Atkinson, who has been looking after the hives, was baffled by their disappearance. (Picture by Emma Pinch)

THREE hives full of bees have been stolen from a remote site at Longis, Alderney.

The bees belonged to Henry Boughton-Leigh, who died in October, and were being cared for by a farm worker who described the theft as both sad and baffling.

Mark Atkinson had gone from Rose Farm, near the airport and where Mr Boughton-Leigh’s wife, Jo, lives, to the hives on a dirt track next to Frying Pan Lane, Longis.

Mr Atkinson has been visiting the hives every fortnight to give the bees their winter feed supplement of sugar and water solution.

‘When I arrived there at around lunchtime the hives had gone,’ he said.

PC Andy Telford said one of the hives had since been found close to the dirt track, too far to have been blown away, and appealed to the public to look out to see if any of the other hives had been discarded.

Comments for: "Bee hives taken from remote Alderney site"

Mother of Child

The hives were quiet when I visited them about 10 days ago. But all in place.

rach

Really sorry to hear about this. Cannot believe someone would do this.

saving the bees

Its such a shame, i hope that they are found soon. we need to help bees as much as possible and beekeepers keep the natural cycle going. and the worst part is someone taking them when Henry has only just passed on. He loved those bees!

i hope you find them soon.

Conundrum

The thieving swines who did this should be dipped in bees IMHO. Head first.