I need some more input on bear proofing our beehives. Our vermont hives have been completely wipped out by bears this season. Like I said before electric fencing is useless, so we need some alternative ideas. One problem bear was shot during bear season, but there re at least two more. The state will not issue a pest permit to shoot any of them out of season. Baiting the electric fence is against the law in this state as it is in many others so that is out.