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California’s almond harvest has created a golden opportunity for bee thieves

Pavel Tveretinov (left) and Vitaliy Yeroshenko of California were arrested in 2017 after law enforcement officials found thousands of beehives, worth nearly $1 million, some stolen from orchards hundreds of miles apart.

Credit: Bees and background photos by Paul Kuroda for Reveal; mug shots courtesy of the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office; collage by Gabriel Hongsdusit/Reveal.

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