Deputies investigate theft of 17 beehives from Pixley orchard

Deputies are investigating a theft of $4,250 worth of beehives from an orchard in Pixley, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office said.

On Feb. 29, deputies responded to a grand theft on the 12000 block of Avenue 72, just east of Road 120, in Pixley around 4:30 p.m. During the investigation, deputies learned one or more suspects had stolen 17 beehives, valued at $250 each, while they were being used to pollinate a nearby orchard.

Anyone with information about the theft is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at 559-685-2666.

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