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Boys Arrested Over Death Of 500K Bees


Bees are an important part of our ecosystem because it is estimated that one-third of our total food intake has been pollinated by a bee before it is consumed. So when news came that 2 boys in Sioux City, Iowa killed half a million bees, people were rightfully upset.

Justin Engelhardt, who is a co-owner of Wild Hill Honey, told The Sioux City Journal: ‘they knocked over every single hive, killing all the bees. They wiped us out completely.’

Read on to find out more about this story.

Wild Hill Honey is a honey farm with 50 beehives and sells jars of pure, raw and creamed variations of honey.

Sioux City Journal

Justin and Tori Engelhardt are co-owners of Wild Hill Honey and it was on the morning of December 28 when they stepped outside to brush the snow off the beehives when they found all 50 of them smashed and destroyed.

Sioux City Journal

The damage resulted in the deaths of all the bees and more than $60,000 in damages.

Sioux City Journal

Justin told The Sioux City Journal: ‘they broke into our shed, they took all our equipment out and threw it out in the snow, smashed what they could. Doesn’t look like anything was stolen, everything was just vandalized or destroyed.’

Sioux City Journal

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