Freakin' bear came to visit tonight. My wife heard on of the hives go over. I ran out with the dog and chased it up a tree. After I got it to slide down and run away, I set up the flashlights and put everything back together. Only one frame was messed up a bit. Finishing up, I leaned some old chain link kennel gates all around. Came back in and got ready for bed again....
Half an hour later, "He's back....." says my wife.
This time, it was a bit messier -- since he couldn't just swat it, he really made a mess with the same hive and knocking the other one askew. Still, we only lost one frame completely -- don't know about the queen. We'll check everyody in a couple of days.
Right now, I am waiting up and listening ....
Question for the team... Where are some good instructions or write-ups on how to set up an electric fence for the apiary? And, by experience, does it do any good?
P.S. I'm not way out in the boonies just a little way out of town,