19 Jan '18, 6pm

Two Boys Charged With Killing Half a Million Honeybees in Iowa

Two boys were charged with killing more than a half million bees at a honey business in Iowa last month. "All of the beehives on the honey farm were destroyed and approximately 500,000 bees perished in the frigid temperatures," Sioux City police said in a release. The suspects, a 12 and 13 year old, allegedly destroyed 50 hives at the Wild Hill Honey in Sioux City. The juveniles have been charged with criminal mischief, agricultural animal facilities offenses and burglary. Their names will not be released due to their age. The felonies could result in fines as much as $10,000 and up to 10 years in jail, but criminal cases involving minors are typically adjudicated in juvenile court. Wild Hill Honey owners Justin and Tori Englehardt called it a "senseless" act." "They knocked over every single hive, killing all the bees. They wiped us out completely," Justin Engelhardt told...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/bees-iowa-vandals-2526901734.html

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