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  1. #1
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    Default bear issue

    My garden fence was messed up this winter. I have to replace a few posts and with the electric fence down a bear must have reached over and tried pulling the hive over.
    I didnt notice it was pulled and hanging a bit to the side(i had it ratched in place) until I got stung a couple of times. They were angry. I had to suit up and put the hive back together and they were angry.
    I could hardly see they were in my face. I put them back on and ratched the strap back down....but I have to get that fence fixed quick.
    I am thinking about moving the hive to my orchard which has a bit more fencing in place. Anyone have any suggestions for moving a hive? at night? early morning?
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: bear issue

    Most people move them very early morning or night. Some load the truck at night then move them before the sun comes up in the morning.
    Dan

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    Default Re: bear issue

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: bear issue

    Moving a short distance will also piss them off. They come back to the location of the hive and find nothing and ...

  5. #5
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    Default Re: bear issue

    well they came back and it looks like they just destroyed things to destroy it. I was able to save one hive box and its moved a bit away, but my battery for my electric fence died so they may have gotten that last box last night. very frustraiting

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    Default Re: bear issue

    This is what I eventually had to do about bears. I find normal non-lethal voltage electric fences to be insufficient.


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