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  1. #1
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    Default Electric netting fence for bears

    Anyone using the electric netting to protect hives from bears?

    Has it worked well for you?

    I'm considering it for seasonal hive placements.

    Thanks, Rich
    Last edited by MTN-Bees; 05-18-2015 at 05:10 PM.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Electric netting fence for bears

    I use it in 3 yards.

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    Default Re: Electric netting fence for bears

    I assuming it working for you?

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    Default Re: Electric netting fence for bears

    Used it here at the new house after we moved in the bees till the back lot was cleared and fenced the following year. Bees were behind this one from roughly Sept 1 thru till July 15. We never had a bear come thru the fence, but twice I did find bear scat beside the fence, never saw yogi personally.

    The ground here is pretty wet most of the year, so I didn't worry about getting the positive / negative wires, or putting down a ground mat like we do for the yard up in the fireweed patch.


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    Default Re: Electric netting fence for bears

    I had a problem with a bear a number of years ago.
    A friend who raises Goats lent me some of his netting. The bears returned at least twice and kept the bees save.
    It's time to give the netting back but am now looking at doing a 4 strand fence instead.
    The problem with the netting is it's tough if not impossible to trim around and the snow plays havoc with it.
    I figured I could trim under the fence and the snow could build up before it would impact the first strand.
    I called one of the companies and they stated I would have good luck with either.
    Still pondering what to do. Maybe more will respond with their ideas.

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    Default Re: Electric netting fence for bears

    I assuming it working for you?
    so far

    The problem with the netting is it's tough if not impossible to trim around
    I spray the fence line with Roundup. Keeps it free of weeds and much easier than trimming.

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    Default Re: Electric netting fence for bears

    Quote Originally Posted by camero7 View Post

    I spray the fence line with Roundup. Keeps it free of weeds and much easier than trimming.
    This may sound like a good idea: The trouble is do not spray too far away from the fence the reason being the grass will die and if a bear,skrunks and raccoons are standing on dead grass the animals are not so well grounded.Be very careful with the overspray especially along the outside of the fence.One thing that will work well get some old carpet that has been uninstalled cut it in about 12"wide lay it down on your perimetet
    Now put the fence post right in the middle of your carpet strip.(I will try to remember to take a picture)

    BEE HAPPY Jim 134
    Franklin County Beekeepers Association MA.
    http://www.franklinmabeekeepers.org/

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