Thousands of bees killed and $60G in the damage caused by vandals in Iowa, police say

Vandals did $60,000 in damage to a local honey company in Sioux City, Iowa.


Vandals 50 hives and has $60,000 in damage to a local honey business in Iowa on Thursday, police said.

The owners of Wild Hill Honey in Sioux City discovered the destruction, which also resulted in thousands of bees are killed, when they clear snow from them Thursday morning.

Owner Justin Englehardt told FOX44 that his company was wiped out.

Because nothing was taken, Englehardt is of the opinion that the damage could have been some teenagers to do something is meaningless.

“I knew that it was going to be bad, we went around the barn, each component was knocked over, dead bees in the snow, it was terrible,” Englehardt said.

Together with the hives, the couple’s shed was also damaged, with a window broken and lock damaged.

A GoFundMe page set up to help the business build already surpassed its goal and had raised more than $30,600 from Sunday.

“Thank you to everyone for your generous contributions and your great show of support. Because of you, we will be able to our activities in the spring. We are deeply affected by your compassion,” the owner of the company said on the fundraising site. “Between the contributions and the equipment we were able to save, our needs have been met,”

The police investigated the scene and footprints found, together with fingerprints. Their research is ongoing.

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