CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — Nearly 60,000 bees were stolen from the field of a Pennsylvania grocery store, the company said.
The bees are believed to have been stolen in Carlisle between January 28 and January 30, Pennlive.com reported on Wednesday.
In a statement, Giant’s community impact manager, Jessica Groves, said that bees are an essential part of a local food chain that is dwindling bee populations.
“We are extremely disappointed that this has happened and are continuing to cooperate with the Middlesex Township Police Department,” Groves said.
In 2021, beekeepers in the state reported a loss of 41% of their populations, less than the national average loss of 45.5% of bee colonies between April 2020 and April 2020. year 2021.
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The loss of bee populations across the country is causing serious concerns to the agricultural industry and environmentalists, the newspaper said, as about a third of the US food supply relies on it. bees to pollinate crops, the newspaper said.
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