The Fresno County Sheriff's Office is searching for 96 beehives that were stolen from a field located near Interstate 5 and W. Panoche Road, west of Mendota.

The hives disappeared between 5:30 pm on January 28th and 4:00 pm on January 29th.  They are valued at nearly $34,000.

These particular hive are multi-colored and are all branded with the letters "MEB," so they should be easy to recognize.

If you have information on the whereabouts of these hives, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at (559) 600-3111 or Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867,  You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.  Reference case #24-1171.


Contact Information

Tony Botti
Public Information Officer
(559) 600-8137