NORTHGLENN, Colo. (CBS4) – The owner of a farm in Northglenn where 30,000 bees were stolen says someone thought they could take them since the property was being sold. They tell CBS4 the bees and hives were posted on Craigslist for more than $600.

An experienced beekeeper who bought them saw news reports and reported the sale to police.

A photo of the bee hives before they were stolen over the weekend in Northglenn. (credit: CBS)

The owner of Karl’s Farm Dairy says the bees and hives were valued at $15,000. Some of the bees did not survive.

The farm will be closed starting in March for redevelopment.

Police say there are plans to return the bees to the rightful owner.

Comments (2)
  1. Curtis Sliwa says:

    They were stolen. You see this garbage scam all the time being sold at the flea market at 88th and I-76. Just another bunch of crooks trying to get something for free.

  2. Steven Van Valkenburg says:

    So a sting operation wasn’t necessary after all.

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