Man steals $35K in bee hives, authorities say

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A Sacramento man is accused of stealing 32 pallets of bee hives from an orchard in Madera County in March. (KFSN)

A Sacramento man is accused of stealing 32 pallets of bee hives from an orchard in Madera County in March.

Authorities arrested this 51-year-old man for possession of stolen property. Madera county detectives, with the help of the Fresno County Ag Crimes unit, recovered the pallets at a home near Central and Golden State.

The hives' owner says the bees are worth about $35-thousand dollars.

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