Police: Thousands of honeybees killed at resort near Chicago

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. (AP) — Police say someone used pesticide to kill thousands of Italian honeybees at a suburban Chicago golf resort. Lincolnshire Marriott Resort head chef Pierre Daval found bees wiped out in five of the apiary’s 20 hives earlier this month. He says he went out recently and found another eight hives were dead. The bees are kept in a remote area on the resort, and officials say three cans of wasp and hornet spray were found nearby. Honey from the bees has been used in resort restaurants and in beer made for the resort. Resort general manager Kristin Duncan says the bees were last seen alive in a honey harvest in July. Duncan says they have no idea who killed the bees or why they did it.