Tragic but I think someone has there numbers wrong
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit man told police someone sprayed his backyard bee colonies with pesticide, killing all roughly 700,000 of the insects and destroying their honey.
Timothy Fitch said Tuesday that the destruction took place sometime between Jan. 15 and March 8 outside his home in Sterling Heights,” The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens reports. He estimated the cost of the loss at more than $14,000.
“They didn’t bother anybody,” said Fitch, a Grosse Pointe middle school teacher. “The neighbors had no problem with them and grandkids, my kids, everybody played in the backyard and the bees didn’t bother anyone.”
Police are investigating.