Walton County Beekeeper Earl Barrett is 10-thousand dollars in the hole after bears broke through his electric fence to feast on honey letting thousands of bees loose.
The third generation bee keeper says he doesn’t know what more he could do- he feels the bears have more rights than humans.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation and Commission says the bears are protected because they are listed as a threatened species.
FCC officials have set up bear traps on the property, but say they cannot promise Barrett it will not happen again.
Barrett says the damage has been done for this bee hive season, but remains hopeful for next.