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Bees and Bears

The black bear (Ursus americanus) is the only species of bear found in Michigan (MDNR). Some of us feel fortunate to live where bears live, but if you are a beekeeper and live where bears live, you need to take some precautions. Bears love honey. (Remember Yogi???) With a good bear fence, you can protect your apiary from hungry bears.

Build a bear fence 

Here are a couple of bear fence options, specific to apiaries.

Interested in black bears? Read more about there on the Michigan Department of Natural Resources website: About Black Bears in Michigan

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