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Once a bear succeeds in obtaining honey and bee brood it is likely to return and may develop a habit of visiting regularly which can be hard to break. It is therefore important to prevent bear damage before it begins to be a problem.

There are several proven methods available. Siting beehives in open areas, far from the forest edge can dissuade bears. Good quality, properly installed electric fences prevent entry. Beehives can also be protected in metal cages or on raised platforms. More ...