Bears Keep Stealing Man's Honey So He Turns Them Into Testers
A beekeeper has turned an annoying situation to his advantage. Ibrahim Sedef, from Turkey's northeastern province of Trabzon, was sick of trying to keep bears away from his beehives, and instead decided to let them taste test his honey.
According to NTV, Ibrahim first got steel cages installed, but they proved no obstacle for the bears, who just toppled them over. He then decided to reinforce them with cement, for the bears to simply dig the soil around the cages to get underneath them.
He decided to put the hives on top of his shed where the bears couldn't reach them, but the clever little things climbed the trees, finished off the honey and slid back down the trees.
Ibrahim said: "After all the trouble they went through by climbing that tree, I'll just let them. I promise, from now on I will feed them. In spite of what happened, when I watch the recorded moments, I forget all the damage they caused me and I love them."
So instead of carrying on the fight against the hungry bears, Ibrahim decided to give in and give the bears something handy to do. He decided to work them, turning them into his very own honey tasters.
He set up his night vision cameras and laid the honey out in different containers and let the bears decide which ones they liked the most.
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It turns out that the bears have good - and expensive - taste. After he tested out different honeys he found the bears were consistently going for and ignoring the same ones.
The one they were least keen on was cherry blossom honey, which they tended to ignore. The one they made a 'beeline' for (sorry), was actually Anzer honey.
Anzer honey is supposed to be really good for your health and has lots of properties that give you reason to add it into your diet. Mainly made in Turkey, the honey is said to treat ailments such as tonsillitis as well as digestion issues and skin conditions. It's also packed full of vitamin C and iron.
Not only is it apparently healthy AF, it's also very expensive, costing about $300 per kilogram. Although that might seem steep, it's not actually the most expensive honey.
Elvish honey, which is also mainly produced in Turkey, comes in at a massive $5,200 per kilogram. However, luckily it's a not quite as easy for the bears to get at, seeing as it comes from the walls of a 1,800 metre deep cave in the Saricayir valley of Artvin city.
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