Bears love honey and that fact isn’t about to change anytime soon. They just seem to get a taste for it and they will go to great lengths to make sure they get some for themselves. It is cute to watch but it can be frustrating for the person who is trying to save the honey.
When a group of bears came to visit a bee farm regularly, the farmer decided to make lemonade out of lemons. Ibrahim Sedef is the beekeeper and he does his best to keep the bears away but it doesn’t always work as well as he would like.
Ibrahim Sedef lives in Trabzon, Turkey and works as an agricultural engineer in beekeeping. He has been having a difficult time keeping the bears from getting into his hives.
He secured the hives with metal cages and even left other food out to try and distract the bears. Nothing seemed to work.
That is when he decided to learn as much as he could about the bears by setting up cameras on the farm.
That is when he came up with the perfect plan.
Rather than keeping them from tasting the honey, he would put it out to learn what the bears wanted most.
A table with 4 different types of honey was put out to see which the bears enjoyed most.
Apparently, the enjoyed the smell of Anzer honey because they would taste it first. Sometimes they wouldn’t even bother with the cherry blossom honey.
Anzer is a quality Turkish honey that sells for $300 for 2 pounds.