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Bears Raiding Bee Colonies: They're Seeking the Brood

This is what bear damage to a hive looks like.  This photo was provided by Jackie Park-Burris of Palo Cedro, who owns Jackie Park-Burris Queens. (Photo courtesy of Jackie-Park Burris)

Yes, bears raid honey bee colonies. But it's primarily for the bee brood, not the honey. The brood provides the protein, and the honey, the  carbohydrates. For beekeepers and commercial queen bee breeders, this can wreak havoc. Financial...

Posted on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 5:07 PM
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