Aversive conditioning tests of black bears in beeyards failed
- Author(s): Dorrance, Michael J.
- Roy, Lawrence D.
- et al.
This study evaluated the effectiveness of emetic compounds (lithium chloride and cupric sulfate) in honey baits as a technique for preventing black bear damage in fenced beeyards. LiCl and CuSO4 in honey baits did not reduce black bear damage at beeyards. Our experience indicates that LiCl is not a suitable emetic for producing taste aversions in free-ranging black bears.