By Rebecca Todd
The Hendricks County Flyer
Fri Apr 12, 2013, 02:23 PM EDT
Do you ever get a craving for sweets? Let's say you are at an early morning meeting and some horrid sadist brings in a box of donuts. Do you partake? Maybe just a nibble?
Let's say you're in a long line at the check-out counter, you haven't had lunch yet and you're staring at the stacks of candy bars. Do you maybe grab a Snickers bar?
Or let's say it's just after Easter and you notice that your child still has a Reese's egg left in their Easter basket. You know that stores only have them once a year and this could be your last chance for another 300 and some odd days to taste the delicious, peanut butter goodness. Do you take it and blame it on your husband?
Just kidding. I know I personally would never do anything like that.
Apparently there are a lot of people out there that would, however, as it seems there are some with outrageous sugar addictions, and they don't care what it takes to get their hands on some treats. Let's just say, they have sticky fingers.
Case in point, last fall during peak honey season, thieves around the world were stealing beehives and honey. For example, in Vancouver someone stole half-a-million bees and an estimated 8,000 pounds of honey. In Gloucestershire a beekeeper had 40 tubs of honey stolen, essentially destroying his business. It was the same story in both Maryland and South Carolina. There seemed to be some kind of underground honey Mafia.
Let's move on to maple syrup. We all love a good mess of pancakes with syrup, right? But what about the people that like it so much that they feel compelled to steal millions of dollars worth of the sticky, sweet syrup? Believe it or not, maple value is soaring and maple syrup is going black market. In Canada, it's the drug of choice and there seriously is a large maple cartel.
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