Beekeepers at the Ballard Bee Co. arrived for work Wednesday morning to find the farm had been ransacked and the honey missing, KCPQ-TV, Seattle, reported Monday.
Officials at the farm said it was soon determined bears were the thieves.
Janetta Pickering, a neighbor of the farm, said bears are common in the area this time of year.
"They are out to play, they need nutrition before they hibernate," Pickering said.
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