They destroyed 20 hives owned by Heather Hills Farm, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage and potentially killing up to 200,000 bees...
"The blow comes just weeks after the farm, which has its headquarters at Bridge of Cally, launched an adopt a bee scheme to raise awareness of declining numbers of honey bees. The farm, which was founded in 1945, has already been forced to battle poor summers and harsh winters which have seen its population cut by half prior to the attack.
Managing director Mark Noonan said the damage was discovered on Thursday but may have occurred any time after May 1. He added it was too early to tell how many of the hives had been killed off due to the vandals."
Vandals may have killed 200,000 bees
By Kirsty Topping