Michigan man reports someone killed his 700,000 bees
Written by By Associated Press   
Wednesday, 13 March 2013 06:39

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit man says someone sprayed his backyard bee colonies with pesticide, killing all roughly 700,000 of the bees and destroying their honey.

The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens reports (http://bit.ly/YYZnCz ) Timothy Fitch told police Tuesday that the destruction took place sometime between Jan. 15 and March 8 outside his home in Sterling Heights. Police said he estimated the cost of the loss at more than $14,000.

The Grosse Pointe middle school teacher says the bees "didn't bother anyone." He says he doesn't know whether he'll resume beekeeping.

Fitch told police the seven wooden towers that housed the bee colonies are now worthless, since they're contaminated with a pesticide.

Sterling Heights Lt. Luke Riley says police are actively investigating. They're seeking tips from the public in the case.

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Information from: The Macomb Daily, http://www.macombdaily.com


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 

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