On Saturday July 21st of 2018, during the early
morning hours, one of our bee yards, located at rear of
The Stratford Perth Museum on Huron Street in
Stratford, was vandalized by parties still unknown.
This vandalism resulted in the loss of 2-3 hives,
upwards of 100,000 bees, and damaged equipment.
We think some of the bees were sprayed with
some unknown agent, as one of our bee vacuum catch boxes
had a few inches of dead bees in it, a patch
on the ground of dead bees from the other catch box, and the loss of bees
in the other hives that may have come in contact
with this agent.
Government testing was done on the hives, and
have been since deemed safe,
but the loss of honey, bees, and eq uipment
still resulted in a financial and emotional loss.
Waltzing Bees Apiary
Articles and pictures of this senseless, cowardly
act are shown below. If anyone has any information regarding
this cowardly act, please do not hesitate to
contact us, Crime Stoppers, or the OPP.
Beacon Herald Article
Letter To The Editor
CTV News Video
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