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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Bees vs. Bears

Posted by on Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Oof! Some Ballard Bee Company bee colonies had a few hungry, and messy, visitors. Bears had their way with the beehives at Local Roots Farm in the Snoqualmie Valley. Can't we all just get along?



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Timrrr 1
An ambitious and fruitful day in the woods for Mr. Pooh.
Posted by Timrrr on October 11, 2012 at 11:51 AM · Report this
Bears love honey.
Posted by Jude Fawley on October 11, 2012 at 11:51 AM · Report this
And bee larvae too. Protein and carbs all in 1 meal!
Posted by NateMan on October 11, 2012 at 11:53 AM · Report this
Sir Vic 4
There must be a traditional remedy for this situation. Pretty sure it does not involve direct confrontation with a bear jonesin' for a honey fix.
Posted by Sir Vic on October 11, 2012 at 12:03 PM · Report this
Joe Szilagyi 5
Oh bother.
Posted by Joe Szilagyi on October 11, 2012 at 12:06 PM · Report this
bedipped 6
Given a chance, the 1% will consume everything.
Posted by bedipped on October 11, 2012 at 12:14 PM · Report this
Queen of Sleaze 7
Booo, Local Roots is just down the hill from me. If there is one thing I have learned in trying to raise or grow anything out here: Electric fences are your bestest friend.
Posted by Queen of Sleaze on October 11, 2012 at 12:26 PM · Report this
MacCrocodile 8
No, you have it all wrong. I was there, and the only thing I saw was a little black rain cloud.
Posted by MacCrocodile on October 11, 2012 at 12:33 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 9
I think in this context it's correctly spelled "Hunny."
Posted by Urgutha Forka on October 11, 2012 at 12:42 PM · Report this
Zebes 10
If only those bees had guns. I bet they're thinking twice about shirking their second amendment duty now!

(yes, I know, I know, the second amendment only concerns the arming of bears.)
Posted by Zebes on October 11, 2012 at 12:44 PM · Report this
I thought Andrew Sullivan was in NYC this week.
Posted by Machiavelli was framed on October 11, 2012 at 1:13 PM · Report this
Simone 12
Bears, America's #1 threat.
Posted by Simone on October 11, 2012 at 1:22 PM · Report this
sirkowski 13
@11 It's not him; the bees don't have AIDS.
Posted by sirkowski on October 11, 2012 at 1:34 PM · Report this
venomlash 14
There is no real way to keep bears out of apiaries once they know the hives are there. The best solution is to put an electric fence up before the bears go poking around.
Trying to do so now would be shutting to door after the horse has left the stable. A bear might be deterred by a painful zap if it's just curious, but a determined one that knows it can find honey on the other side of the fence will just power through it.
Posted by venomlash on October 11, 2012 at 2:58 PM · Report this
We're here.

We're clear.

We don't want any more bears.
Posted by Bhamjason on October 11, 2012 at 3:07 PM · Report this
dwightmoodyforgetsthings 16
My brother had problems with bears in his hives. He put the hives on the roof of his house. It worked fine until he left a ladder leaning against the house. Then he had bears on his roof. Waved a shovel at them and they left, and after that he always remembered to put the ladder away.
Posted by dwightmoodyforgetsthings on October 11, 2012 at 3:11 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 17
@15, D'OH!


We're here! We're Queer! We don't want any more bears!
Posted by Urgutha Forka on October 11, 2012 at 4:01 PM · Report this
Someone alert the Romney campaign! Clearly this too is the fault of the Obama, and can be remedied with tax cuts for the wealth.
Posted by HOT PUSSY on October 11, 2012 at 4:27 PM · Report this

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