« Last post by Acebird on January 17, 2017, 05:20:53 PM »
Good reason to brand frames as well as hive bodies.
Well that is what I couldn't understand about just moving the bees to other equipment. I assumed that meant shaking all the bees into other equipment not just transferring the frames and burning the box.
What I suggested before is branding but not obvious to a thief. Unfortunately if there is no inspection inside hives for the ones that go to almonds neither method is much good.
A tracker within a hive sounds like a good idea if there is law enforcement close by that can respond quickly. You wouldn't want to confront the thief yourself. It might result in a shoot out.
Camera's only give you a photo. You still have the problem of identification. Great for prosecution though.