CATCH THE BUZZ – More Colonies Stolen from California’s Almond Orchards by Beekeepers

NBC News

Nothing is more important to a robust almond harvest than a bee, so much so that farmers pay top dollar to borrow the pesky buggers for a growing season.

But this year, soaring bee rental fees for California’s $6 billion almond crop are attracting a swarm of recent hive heists and leading to stinging losses for beekeepers.

It also has created angst for some nut growers as they cope with higher costs and scramble to secure enough honeybee colonies in their orchards for the almond pollination process that begins this month.

See the video, and get the rest of the story on over $200,000 worth of pollination hives stolen from beekeepers, by beekeepers here.