Bears and Baiting Electric Fence
I'm new and yesterday a bear hit my hive...looks like I might be ok, but now I'm needing some help on my baiting the electric fence. I have done some searching and people indicate to leave some bacon on the wire so that the bear gets hit in the mouth. How long do I need to keep the bacon on the wire? How often does it need replacing if it should stay there? I had my 2 hives inside a 6 foot poly mesh wire to keep out the deer, but the bear tore through it. I do have a steel deer fence around my orchard, which is 10 feet away...should I move my hives over into the orchard? Will that short of a move confuse the bees? Any help would be great.