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Beekeeper pleads guilty to bee theft

Beekeeper pleads guilty to bee theft

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KGMI News Reporting
By Mike Curtiss

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – The owner of a local honey business admits to stealing bees.

Joseph Guilmette, owner of Guilmette’s Busy Bees, pleaded guilty last week to felony theft, possession of stolen property and bail jumping.

The Bellingham Herald reports that he took seven pallets of hives, bees and honey from a rival farm using his forklift last June.

Guilmette was ordered to pay the other farmer more than $14,000.

He says he was forced to steal the bees because of a bad business deal and that the rival farmer was trying to kill off his queen bees and cripple his business.

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