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Bears kept stealing honey from his bee farm… so he turned them into honey tasters! (video)

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  • Bears kept stealing honey from his bee farm… so he turned them into honey tasters! (video)

We all know that bears love honey and would go to great lengths to be able to taste this delicacy, wherever it may be, even at the cost of “stealing” it. In Turkey, engineer Ibrahim Sedef lives and works as a beekeeper. His days were marred by the appearance of a group of bears that systematically destroyed the hives in order to feast on their honey.

At first, Sedef built metal cages around the hives and left bread and fruit out for the bears, so that they could eat something without destroying his hard work. This ploy did not work out completely and some hives still got damaged, but it did give Sedef a new idea: the engineer started to study the behavior of his “neighbours” to understand how to avoid their continuous raids.

After placing a few cameras, he decided to take advantage of the bears’ gluttony by turning them into professional tasters. He set up a table with four different types of honey, then waited for his returning visitors to test the quality of his products.

The bears showed to have quite an expensive taste: of all the trays containing honey, they far preferred Anzer honey – the most expensive honey in the world, as it sells for more than $300 a pound!

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