From the Annals of Stupid Behavior comes this sad report: Some dimwits recently decided to trash the beehives kept on the Alemany Farm overlooking I-280. The Chron brings the bad news:
Two weeks ago, vandals, armed with large chunks of concrete and tree limbs, knocked over and smashed wooden beehive boxes at Alemany Farm, a volunteer-run community farm and hands-on educational program on Alemany Boulevard, tucked between the south slope of Bernal Heights and Interstate 280.
“Every now and then someone knocks over a hive,” said veteran beekeeper Karen Peteros, co-founder of nonprofit group San Francisco Bee-Cause. “But this went beyond that; it was mayhem violence.”
Hundreds, if not thousands of bees, were killed, said Cameo Wood, who serves on the board of San Francisco Bee-Cause. The surviving bees temporarily became more aggressive – a sign of trauma – and the beekeepers lost hundreds of dollars in equipment.
PHOTO: Alemany Farm bee hives. 2010 photograph by Rob Williamson