Rotten fruit is sure to draw them. They have a keen sense of smell and a keener love for stinky rotten stuff. Also, they love worms.
But I recently put a Vermiculture bin with some fresh rotten fruits and vegetables on my lower deck that was easy to get to and bears got into it.
Tom Gauthier wrote:My wife and I are in the process of buying a 20 acre property that we'll be developing into a sustainable homestead. The location is in an area with a significant black bear population.
Does anyone out there have experience with composting in an area that has black bears? Are there any special precautions that can be taken to keep the bears away?
Our compost pile will contain mostly vegetable scraps, but of course there could be a few meat scraps, etc.
Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.