May 17, 2019 6:47 pm
Updated: May 21, 2019 3:58 pm

RCMP investigating theft of $60K worth of bees in Saskatchewan

Bee colonies worth $60,000 were reported stolen from a rural location near Zenon Park, Sask., on May 13, 2019.

File / Global News
A A

UPDATE: Stolen Saskatchewan bee colonies recovered, man charged with theft

A thief may have got away with an insect heist in Saskatchewan.

Story continues below

Carrot River RCMP were notified about a theft from a rural bee yard southeast of Zenon Park earlier this week.

READ MORE: Rooftop beekeeping at Saskatoon restaurant is all the buzz on Broadway

The complainant reported that roughly 150 bee colonies had been stolen, police said, and the insects are valued at $60,000.

Investigators believe the theft occurred between 4 p.m. on May 10 and 11 a.m. on May 13.

WATCH BELOW: Officials call this the worst year in the history of beekeeping in Saskatchewan (June 2018)

Anyone with information is asked to contact Carrot River RCMP at 306-768-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Zenon Park is approximately 240 km northeast of Saskatoon.

© 2019 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.

Report an error

Comments

Comments closed.

Due to the sensitive and/or legal subject matter of some of the content on globalnews.ca, we reserve the ability to disable comments from time to time.

Please see our Commenting Policy for more.