Vandal uses pesticide to kill 200,000 honeybees
07-23 05:57 PDT San Francisco, CA (AP) —
A beekeeper says someone deliberately wiped out two hives in San Francisco, using a household pesticide to kill 200,000 honeybees.
Karen Peteros says the two mature bee colonies kept at Hayes Valley Farm were destroyed this week. Her nonprofit San Francisco Bee-Cause placed the hives on the farm as part of an urban pollination project.
Peteros says household pesticide was sprayed into vents on the sides of the hives. The dead bees were discovered Tuesday and a police report was filed.
Organizers of the farm believe the attack was not the result of teenagers but instead an adult who lives nearby.