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Why Thieves Are Targeting Beehives

In California, organized crime is creating a bit of a buzz around a new target: beehives.

Thieves are stealing them and chopping them up, to increase the amount of money they can get for them. In Arizona, a Queen Creek-based company lost $100,000 worth of bees due to theft last month.

Environment reporter Oliver Milman has covered these beehive heists for the Guardian U.S.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.