A bear got into one of our yards and helped himself to 3 hives. We lost about 200 lbs (5 medium supers and 2 deeps) of honey and three strong hives. Oh well, we're beekeepers. The Game & Fish Dept is setting a bear trap there, and will be sitting out with dart guns later this evening/night. I was there at this apiary at around 7:30 yesterday evening, and noticed the original damage. My boss's wife stayed the night there (awake and watching) to see if it would come again, and she scared it off 3 times during the night (car horn and lights). It's a small black bear, and the G&F warden said it is the first bear seen in the area for at least since 2005.