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Bee rustlers add to misery of struggling hive owners

25 May 2013 Last updated at 12:37 BST

Bees rustling is on the rise and selling colonies for more than £200, according to bee keepers.

Elaine Spence found one her hives stripped of its honey bee colony.

She said she knows of 10 other hives being stolen in the past year by people who need expert knowledge to do it.

Felicity Evans reports.

Bee rustling is 'growing problem'