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Abandoned Hives Alert

On 02/09/2016 a dairyman located on the 12500 block of west Kamm Avenue, in Fresno County, reported beehives left on his property.  The dairyman stated it was brought to his attention by the beekeeper that he had hired to put bees out in his almond orchard.  Deputies were called to the scene and noticed some of the hives had the following brands on them:  “WMR85,” “LEE,” “RICHART,” “32304,” “BF5,” “DOTY,” “JSHP,” “KERIT,” “RUBY” and “ORCHARD CREEK.”  Fresno County Sheriff’s Office Agricultural Crimes Detectives are attempting to locate an owner to the hives before they are removed by the property owner.