Tayside and Central Scotland

Thieves steal 'large quantity' of bees from farm

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Image caption The bees, along with 18 honeycomb frames, were stolen over the weekend

Police are investigating after a "large quantity" of bees were stolen from a Perthshire farm.

Thieves made off with six queen bees and their workers, along with 18 honeycomb frames from the farm in Coupar Angus.

The theft took place sometime between 11:00 on Saturday and 12:00 on Sunday. Officers are appealing for witnesses.

Each queen can command a colony of more than 50,000 bees, laying thousands of eggs a day.

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