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After Bears Kept Coming To This Man’s Bee Farm To Steal Honey, He Decided To Turn Them Into Honey Tasters
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After Bears Kept Coming To This Man’s Bee Farm To Steal Honey, He Decided To Turn Them Into Honey Tasters

Bears simply love honey and it’s not surprising that they go to extreme lengths to get some of it. In fact, they love it so much that they can’t resist raiding beehives and cause a true headache for many beekeepers.  These adorable apex predators are very common guests at many bee farms, yet they are very unwelcome as the damages they cause are sometimes worth thousands. However, many beekeepers, such as Ibrahim Sedef, try their best to keep them away from beehives.

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According to DHA, Ibrahim Sedef lives in Trabzon, Turkey, and is an agricultural engineer who works in beekeeping. For quite some time, Sedef has been struggling to prevent lickerish bears from trashing the hives in an attempt to get that precious honey.

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To protect the hives, he tried to secure them by putting metal cages around them. Sedef also tried leaving food such as bread, fruit, and honey in an attempt to prevent bears from treating themselves to snacks directly from the hives. However, that didn’t work well and some hives still got damaged.

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So, the beekeeper decided to learn more about the bears’ movement and behavior. He did that by installing photo trap cameras to track the bears roaming his bee farm.

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While trying to figure out how to outsmart these greedy animals, Sedef came up with a brilliant idea.

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He decided to turn these bears into honey tasters because they clearly have a good taste for honey.

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The beekeeper set up a table with 4 kinds of honey for the bears to feast on. He wasn’t disappointed with the result. As it turns out, bears have quite an expensive taste.

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Sedef told DHA that bears were drawn by the smell of Anzer honey as they always tasted it first, sometimes without even touching the cherry blossom honey.

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2 pounds of the famous Turkish honey, Anzer, sells for more than $300.

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Night Owl
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2 years ago (edited)

He should add "Tested by bear" or "Approved by bear" on labels :D Also, I'm impressed by the little bears' climbing skills at the end of the video

Maya Baggins
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2 years ago

Something like this? tested-app...61ff44.png tested-approved-stamp-5d6406761ff44.png

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glowworm2
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2 years ago

Oh this is cute. The bears get to taste test the honey, and he knows which one is the best thanks to them.

Shannon Richards
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2 years ago

This is way cool. Someone please translate (add subtitles) to the youtube vidoe?

Koray Kırcaoğlu
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2 years ago (edited)

-There was only one big guy 3 years ago then he called for his whole family. Now I’m taking care of 5 big guys. --- -Speaker; Agricultural engineer Ibrahim Sedef, this time used bear for testing his product. He used 4 different honeys, their first time choice was anger honey, they didn’t even pick cherry one. -- Ibrahim Sedef: -This is Anzer Honey, let’s see if he going to find best one. -Big guy, tonight will be doing quality check, and I left some apples too. Bon appetite. - My man come here! -He came this way, tried Anzer first, I was in container back there, he was checking on me, as soon as I opened the door fleed right away, he can come back I should go back to container. Next day: Let’s see if he is going to pick in same order. In order first he chose anzer, then flower then chestnut honey but didn’t care about cherry. If he picks in same order then test results are will be more valid. Tonight I’ll change the order of honeys. Next Day: I added pine honey to menu (talking about

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Night Owl
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2 years ago (edited)

He should add "Tested by bear" or "Approved by bear" on labels :D Also, I'm impressed by the little bears' climbing skills at the end of the video

Maya Baggins
Community Member
2 years ago

Something like this? tested-app...61ff44.png tested-approved-stamp-5d6406761ff44.png

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glowworm2
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh this is cute. The bears get to taste test the honey, and he knows which one is the best thanks to them.

Shannon Richards
Community Member
2 years ago

This is way cool. Someone please translate (add subtitles) to the youtube vidoe?

Koray Kırcaoğlu
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

-There was only one big guy 3 years ago then he called for his whole family. Now I’m taking care of 5 big guys. --- -Speaker; Agricultural engineer Ibrahim Sedef, this time used bear for testing his product. He used 4 different honeys, their first time choice was anger honey, they didn’t even pick cherry one. -- Ibrahim Sedef: -This is Anzer Honey, let’s see if he going to find best one. -Big guy, tonight will be doing quality check, and I left some apples too. Bon appetite. - My man come here! -He came this way, tried Anzer first, I was in container back there, he was checking on me, as soon as I opened the door fleed right away, he can come back I should go back to container. Next day: Let’s see if he is going to pick in same order. In order first he chose anzer, then flower then chestnut honey but didn’t care about cherry. If he picks in same order then test results are will be more valid. Tonight I’ll change the order of honeys. Next Day: I added pine honey to menu (talking about

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