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Truck loaded with honey and bees stolen in Madison Heights

Posted: 4:27 PM, Sep 13, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-13 22:13:21-04

There is a lot of "buzz" surrounding a stolen truck. That's because it was filled with bees and honey.

UPDATE | The truck was located Tuesday evening

There were about 1,000 bees in Tom Jenkin's truck and 1,000 pounds of honey.

"Replace the truck but they honey and the bees and stuff, that's going to be hard to figure out," he said.

After collecting honey out of his 15 beehives, he put the boxes in his black Dodge Ram and went home.

"Put the car in the driveway, locked it up. Went inside. Went to bed. When I got up this morning at 6 a.m. to go to work it wasn't there."

The 25 boxes of honey and bees were gone.

Each box holds about 40 pounds of honey - equalling to $7,000 worth of liquid gold.

He is hoping someone will take the sting out of the loss!

"It would be nice if I was able to get a phone call, 'hey we found your truck come and get it. Somebody got scared and ran off.'"

Tom makes honey as a hobby and enjoys protecting bees, as they've been on a population decline.

And with 1,000 bees in the back of his covered truck, he is hoping Karma will punish the thief!

He added, "Person who has my truck is liable to get stung."

If you have any information contact Madison Heights Police at (248) 585-2100.