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(Sözcü Newspaper, 1 May 2017)
Can't bear the thought of a honey-less night.
İbrahim Sedef, the deputy mayor of Sürmene district in Trabzon, has
been raising bees in his tea garden for 7 years. But over the course of
the past year bears in his vicinity have attacked 30 hives and cost him
more than 60,000 TL (about $25,000) in damages.
Bear claws as excavation tools.
Sedef has been searching for a way to protect the honeycombs so he
put the hives inside a steel cage set on top of a concrete base and
installed a camera, as well. Nevertheless, a bear came and dug the soil
out from under the concrete base in order to reach the hives, getting at
6 of them. Sedef said that he is scared of the bears and that "this time
the damage is 5,000 TL. I'll fix the cage again and see what happens."
Sürmene district is in eastern Trabzon province.