My fave paper, The Daily Telegraph, has a story from the continent about bees.
Apparently it is all the rage in the Reich [wait, do they still call Germany the Reich? And if so, what are we up to, R 4, R 5? Help me Germophiles] to thief bee colonies. Bee theft has outstripped the lifting of TVs and cars in some parts of nation with an 85 per cent spike in hive thefts this year over last.
Whodda thunk it.
For example the Apicultural State Institute in Stuttgart has had 72 colonies stolen over the last few years.
To defeat this rash of bee theft bee keepers are dropping Global Positioning Units into their hives to make it easy for five oh to catch a thief.