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Written by Whangarei Leader   
Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Beekeepers are turning detective in a bid to find stolen hives.

Members of the Whangarei Bee Club have located more than 100 since a string of thefts in August and September. They are taking their findings to police.

"We don't think we've recovered even a third of the hives we believe have been stolen," president Kevin Wallace says.

Some of the club's 180 members began investigations after the hives started disappearing.

They visited properties with hives using regulations for American foulbrood a bee disease to gain inspection rights.

Mr Wallace says they found inconsistencies in a remote area near Matapouri.

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