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Local family searches for answers after beehive set on fire

UNIONTOWN, Ohio — A neighborhood household is trying to find solutions after they are saying somebody broken and set a portion of their beehive on hearth.

This was the primary season of beekeeping for Michelle Huskins of Uniontown. Her love for it has blossomed over the previous 12 months however what occurred exterior of her house final Thursday night left her shocked and confused.

“After I first noticed it, I cried,” stated Huskins. “As a result of, as loopy because it sounds, these bees are my pets.”

Huskins stated photographs captured from a digicam arrange exterior of her house caught somebody strolling into her yard and damaging her beehive. She stated a portion of the beehive was set on hearth after which knocked down. It wasn’t till hours later that the household seen what had occurred to the hive. Huskins stated the fireplace was out by the point they went to test the hive.

Uniontown Police confirmed that officers have been referred to as to the house to analyze. Police stated officers seen an space on a beehive the place it appeared that wooden shavings, used for insulation, had caught hearth. After trying on the photographs, police imagine it could have been a teen, carrying what they are saying seems to be a bb gun.

Huskins estimates a minimum of 100 bees have been killed however stated it’s tough to examine the harm through the colder months when the bees are much less energetic.

“There’s lifeless bees in every single place so I seemed by means of these and I didn’t see the queen bee,” stated Huskins. “So all I can do is hope that she’s nonetheless alive and wholesome and makes it by means of the winter.”

As of Monday afternoon, no arrests have been made.

“There are a thousand questions I’ve, truthfully, and none of it is smart,” stated Huskins.

Huskins stated the incident gained’t cease her from doing what she loves and hopes to start out her personal honey enterprise sooner or later. She additionally hopes to search out some closure.

“I simply need that peace of thoughts again.”

The under story aired on October 26, 2020;


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