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Wild Hill Honey vandalism

Tori Engelhardt, co-owner of Wild Hill Honey, salvages destroyed beehives in Sioux City on Thursday. 

The minors, who were not identified by police, have been charged with three felonies — first-degree criminal mischief, agricultural animal facilities offenses and third-degree burglary, as well as misdemeanor possession of burglar's tools.

Court records of juveniles accused of crimes in Iowa are confidential by law, unless the juvenile is charged in adult court or charged with a forcible felony, such as murder or kidnapping. 

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Wild Hill Honey vandalism

A destroyed beehive is seen at Wild Hill Honey in Sioux City on Thursday. 

The juveniles, who are 12 and 13 years old, are accused of destroying all of Wild Hill Honey's hives on Sioux City's west side. The company's losses were estimated at $60,000.

The damage was not covered by insurance. But the public, outraged by the senseless act of vandalism, raised tens of thousands of dollars online for the owners, Justin and Tori Englehardt.

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Wild Hill honey vandalism

A destroyed beehive is seen at Wild Hill Honey in Sioux City on Thursday. 

Police say they did not anticipate any further arrests.

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