Just like “WINNIE THE POOH”, bears love honey and will do anything in their power to get it and unfortunately, this includes destroying your hives beyond repair.

If bears are a problem in your area, one preventative is by building an enclosure around your hives and include electric fence if possible. Once your hives have been located by a bear or bears, they will continually come back again and again. There are two courses of action, first, ask the Fish and Game authorities to capture and relocate the culprit or move the hives a sufficient distance from the area where the bear’s territory is.

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