Napier residents are being asked to "bee" on the lookout for more than 80 beehive boxes stolen from a local business.
Police say a white ute arrived at Beagles Bees on Edmundsen St, in Onekawa, on Wednesday afternoon, and left with 82 boxes.
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Each contained a number of frames, but no honey or bees.
However, police say it's a big loss for the business, and want to hear from anyone with information.
"The boxes and frames have the identification number H4127 branded into them," a police statement said.
Police said the offenders had taped over their registration plates.
"Anyone with information on the burglary or the boxes is asked to please contact Hastings Police on 105."