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Precautions can prevent problems with Missouri’s growing black bear population

Although their time has long since passed, bears have a well documented history in early Missouri." Daniel McKinley, The History of the Black Bear in Missouri, 1962.

Beekeepers who have lost hives to hungry bears can tell you that Daniel McKinley’s history needs updating. With reasonable precautions, however, the revised history need not be titled "Bad News Bears."

Black bears, once considered extirpated in the Show-Me State, have been staging

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