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12 bee colonies destroyed at Austrian border

National News // By Tay Kinnear // June 13, 2019

Twelve bee colonies have been destroyed by cantonal vets after they were brought into the country illegally on Sunday.

Pixabay 12 bee colonies destroyed at Austrian border

A 61-year-old man was caught at the Austrian border with the colonies in his car.  He tried to escape, but was stopped after a brief high-speed chase.

As the bees had no health certificates and their origin uncertain, authorities took no chances as they may have been diseased.

The man was fined. He also faces charges of obstruction.

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