I didn't want to hijack Ben's bear thread. I also have a bear problem and I was thinking that i might be able to put my 3 hives in an outbuilding. I could cut slots to allow for the hive entrances to be against the exterior wall. The building is not heated. I could work the hives from inside the building. It was at one time a chicken house.
Anyone ever try anything like this?
One problem I see is what would happen to the bees that fly out of the top of the hive when I'm working them. They would be trapped inside the building.
Any suggestions to get the bees to reorient? The building is within a few hundred feet of the present hive locations.
I had a bear attack a couple of weeks ago and put up an electric fence. It has worked until last night.