Faithful bees

09:38, May 26, 2010      

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"Loyal" bees whose hives were stolen alerted their beekeeper in Dengfeng, Henan Province on May 9 when they flew into his yard and circled in the sky.

The beekeeper, surnamed Lu, said he knew their behavior meant they were "homeless" and that bees can only find way back to hives within a 1-kilometer area. Lu called police after he discovered that 10 hives were missing and then found another swarm of bees hovering around the house of a neighbor surnamed Li.

There he found Li lying on the ground wounded by multiple bee stings, with the stolen hives scattered around the yard.

When the police arrived, they found the stolen hives and the seriously stung Li lying in the yard. As police were taking him to the hospital, Li said he had thought he would have free honey if he kept the hives and bees, but Lu said "loyal" bees would attack the people who were not their owners.

Source: Global Times

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