Dozens of beehives were attacked and set on fire in Texas over the weekend in an act “beyond comprehension” that killed an estimated half a million bees, officials said.
The beehives were discovered on Saturday morning scattered across the bee yard, the Brazoria County Beekeepers Association (BCBA) wrote on Facebook.
Several hives appeared ashen-black and one brood frame floated in the water nearby with bees still caring for the eggs.
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Each colony averages 30,000 bees, BCBA president Steven Brackman told the Houston Chronicle.
He estimated at least 20 hives were damaged and half a million bees burned to death or drowned.
The bees are at their most active during this time of year when pollen starts coming in on the trees, which bees use to reproduce, Brackman said. »