Well I knew it was only a matter of time before our neighborhood bear came for a visit. I was surprised to find the bear had dug under the electric fence to get in. I have now run a third wire and added bacon . Anyway he only was able to tip 1 out of 3 hives and I really didn't get hurt to bad, he managed to get only three frames out of 20 so it could have been worse.
I have put the hive all back together and will wait a couple of days to check for the queen, the question I have is due to the time of the year. If I find that the queen was lost is it to late to introduce a new one? Our daytime temps have been running in the 60's with nights in the 30's and 40's.