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Honey bees in south Wales under rustling threat

3 July 2013 Last updated at 20:59 BST

Honey bees in decline from climate change, loss of habitat and pesticides are now facing a new threat - rustling.

Thieves have been targeting hives and stealing colonies of honey bees in south Wales.

They are then being sold on for hundreds of pounds.

Carwyn Jones reports.