POLICE have appealed for information after vandals caused “extensive damage” to a beehive – resulting in “significant financial loss” to the beekeeper and landowner.
Two double beehives were placed on land at Easter Delnies on Friday, May 4 to assist with the yield from neighbouring fields.
At around 9pm on Saturday, May 5 it was found that one of the hives had been extensively damaged.
The hives were in use at the time and, as a result of the damage, police said the beekeeper and farmland owner suffered significant financial loss.
Reporting officer Constable Martyn Cameron said: "It is believed that the hive was damaged by a long metal bar as well as rocks being thrown.
"Vandalism is unacceptable no matter what form it takes and creates unnecessary disruption and expense for the victims.
"I would ask anybody who has information to contact police in Nairn using reference NM1536/18 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."