Davey Hackenberg pulls a hive full of orange honey in a grove near Dade City. Beekeepers in South Florida have hives in farm fields to pollinate crops and empty land where property owners take advantage of tax breaks, but struggle with vandalism and theft in remote locations.
Davey Hackenberg pulls a hive full of orange honey in a grove near Dade City. Beekeepers in South Florida have hives in farm fields to pollinate crops and empty land where property owners take advantage of tax breaks, but struggle with vandalism and theft in remote locations. BOBBY SANCHEZ AP
Davey Hackenberg pulls a hive full of orange honey in a grove near Dade City. Beekeepers in South Florida have hives in farm fields to pollinate crops and empty land where property owners take advantage of tax breaks, but struggle with vandalism and theft in remote locations. BOBBY SANCHEZ AP

Miami beekeeper turns sleuth to find stolen hives. A surprise suspect gets stung.

February 14, 2018 07:00 AM

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