When it comes to wildlife they all have characteristics that set them apart from the others around them. Some are predators while others are prey. You can find animals that have scales, feathers, fur and more. The amount of wildlife that you come across on a regular basis may not seem like a lot but they are out there and there are some that we glorify. When it comes to bears you can find countless ways that they are used in movies, cartoons and stuffed animals. Why do bears hold such a place in the hearts of people across the world? Although they are an animal that can do some major harm to a person they have a personality and look that can be irresistible. One of the connections that a bear has is with honey, beehives and bees themselves. Have you ever wondered why there is this connection? Carve Me A Bear! Chainsaw Carvings outlines why there is a connection with bears and honey.
Bear Cartoon Characters
When it comes to the way that many bears are depicted in a cartoon atmosphere it seems that the likely duo is a bear and a pot of honey. You can see the bear enjoying the honey as a much needed meal on any given day. You can also see bears in a cartoon environment out looking for a hive that they can get in and take some of that sweet nectar from. These depictions have done a lot to spread this connection. The connection in these cartoons are brought into them from what bears are out doing in real life. They have been studied and the connection is not just with the cartoon bears but more than that.
Bears Eat Honeycomb
When bears are out in the wild they are always looking for a meal. This can be anything from fish to other game. It can also be berries and yes you guessed it honey. They will seek out a beehive and take it down to enjoy the honey that the bees have been working so hard to procure. The honey is a favorite snack to many bears and they have a tolerance built up and their thick fur allows them the time to eat without being injured by the many stings that are sure to follow.
Bears Eat Bees
The great thing about a beehive and getting the honey from it for a bear is not just the honey. You might think that they end with eating the honey that is oozing from the yummy honeycomb but that is not true. As a second source of nutrient for the bear is that they can eat the bees themselves as well as the larvae that is left in the hive to be fed and brought up to work. The bees and the larvae give off quite a bit of protein for the bear and can fill their reserve when they are running low.