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    Re: 2 solar controles on 1 fence ?

    Thanks Frank, is the 100 mile fence solar? mine is a 10 mile fence either 5 or .5 joule hard to say the label is worn. The weeds are kept back pretty good. I haven't been able to find any solar...
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    2 solar controles on 1 fence ?

    I'm trying to sure up my fence, I seem to have things under control after 3 bears over 3 nights took out 4 of my hives. I think the 6v battery wasn't taking a charge as it should. I replaced with...
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    Re: Anyone run 12v in 6v fence charger?

    Thanks for the info I found a 6v tractor battery at the parts store it should do the trick.
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    Re: The Last Stand

    Just word of mouth, we have more than enough hunters around now. Plus I like the bears, that why I'm here, just want em to stay out of my bees as they are my clover and apple pollinators.
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    Re: Converting to small cell

    My set ups are all small cell. I drank the cool aid years ago and bought more than I needed still have quite a few un opened cases. They make cute bees but the mites still killed a couple of my...
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    Re: The Last Stand

    Well I got no incursions last night I will go check later if they tried I had 3 cameras up forgot to put card in one, showed nothing on the 2nd although it was the furthest away, and of course the...
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    Re: The Last Stand

    No I work on the cape no bear there, sharks though. I used to keep bees there but its to dry with lots of dearth and rain when theres flow. These are at my camp in NH
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    Anyone run 12v in 6v fence charger?

    I have an old 10 mile 6v zebra. Or will it fry?:scratch:
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    Re: The Last Stand

    I have bent nails over them the tubes are from my maple sap lines
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    Re: The Last Stand

    Yes but I have dogs that run around there and I wear crocks half the time.
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    The Last Stand

    Thank you for the support the last 48hrs as those who have followed this nightmare, there may be a ray of hope. Although I will not get back 4 nucs or the 2 double deeps with two full supers each. I...
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    Re: I think my hives are doomed

    These hives are in the most densely bear populated area of northern NH. Fish and game will help if I ask, but then every hunter in the area will find my spot.
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    Re: I think my hives are doomed

    Not enough time they are huge and I have no place safe to bring them set up fence and such. I wish they would all swarm now to a nice tree.
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    Re: I think my hives are doomed

    I'm back on galvanized wire now , I don't know what the net was it was white and said bear proof it came highly recommended, it was a total fail, that I might not get turned around.
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    I think my hives are doomed

    It will take a miracle at this point, after 10 years in this fantastic remote location the bears finally got in my yard. I used single strand wire for 9 years with no penetration switched to the...
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    So this happened

    Ive been bee keeping in bear country for years, had a simple wire solar electric fence that NEVER got penetrated. I bought one of the new tape type bear fences and less than a month later this...
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    It got the hair on my neck standing, it was getting dark and I had to finish the fence. He never came back but I saw another in the area today. I have a great flow going almost looks swarmie, I can...
  18. Re: bear problem-- can I raise new hive inside a big barn??

    They are in NH, Cabot MT. I just came in and a bear came while I was working them. No dogs or gun I yelled him off. I got the wire tight. Fingers crossed they seem intent.
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    Barn idea sounds like a big headache and likely to attract the bear making an even bigger problem. I would hate to walk in on a feeding bear. A good solar fence and due diligence...
  20. Re: Caught a swarm, put it in a nuc - when to move to bigger box

    You could pull frames as they draw them and put in new ones. Then when it get cranking put in full size box. Or just do it now, Both work for me. I some times use full size langs for swarm traps.
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    Re: Lemongrass oil in swarm traps

    That may work but you will do much better with old comb. Beg borrow some old comb, someone near you must have some, call or join your local bee club, try an ad on Craig's list, look for swarm...
  22. Re: Why did my hive die? Little white/yellow balls on bees.

    That looks like a small cluster, agree with the mite assessment, the good news is all the nice drawn comb and honey for next years. Shake em off store until you can get a nuc or package, and start...
  23. Re: How far away from your apiary do you live?

    I run 5-10 hives/nucs in Lancaster NH at our maple sugar camp, which is 250 miles from my home. I see them about every 3 weeks.
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    Re: Mean bees? try this

    I hang all my bee clothing and gloves over a smoky camp fire a few times each summer, my bee's mostly ignore me , and I like the smell. I've been using the same goat skin gloves for 7 years and...
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    Snow pac and eletric fence

    Well it won't be long, like any minute now that the bears in my area will start waking up very hungry. My solar fence is up and charging but we still have about 1-2 foot of snow. Anybody got any...
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