Someone Stole A Beehive From Ballygarry House Hotel

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The bee apiary on the grounds of Ballygarry House Hotel.

ALL at Ballygarry House Hotel were shocked on Tuesday morning to discover one of their beehives had been stolen during the night.

The hotel set up a bee apiary on the hotel grounds some months ago with a number of hives surrounded by a wildflower meadow, with the aim of producing their own honey and of course as an attraction for guests.

However, they received a bit of a setback earlier this week when they discovered one of the hives was missing.

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Speaking to Jerry O’Sullivan on Radio Kerry’s ‘Kerry Today’ show, Tadhg McGillycuddy from Ballygarry said the thief knew what they were doing as they took the strongest hive. The bees would have been settled in for the night, but Tadhg said the thief would have to be suited up in the protective gear.

Despite the theft, Tadhg said they still have six hives so they were looking forward to harvesting honey later on in August/September. He hopes by highlighting the incident that it will deter further thefts.

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