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  1. #21

    Default Re: Big Bad Bear Fencing

    Best way to take care of the bear problem is bait them up with stale bakery products. lol Never was a fan of dog hunting. It does seem to be effective here though

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    Baiting, and using hounds are the only realistic ways of having a chance to shoot a bear. Baiting is already illegal in California, so if this goes through we will be over run with bears.

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    hello beesohappy,
    where in the el dorado foothills are you placing hives?
    all that is gold does not glitter

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    We're between El Dorado and Plymouth just off hwy 49.

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    Oh, Goldbeach or Nashvile?

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    North of Nashville and South of El Dorado.

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    That's a long way to haul syrup.
    NUTRA-BEE feed supplements

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    It's the best place I have so far. Beggars can't be choosy.

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    You ought to team up with the Valley Spring boys.
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  10. #30
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    Big Grin Re: Big Bad Bear Fencing

    I here Ione is a great place to keep bees. Syrup truck is close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Action View Post
    I here Ione is a great place .
    Yeah it maybe but, that guy with blue boxes has 47,000 acre's tied up there. How did that happen?
    Last edited by Keith Jarrett; 06-06-2012 at 07:58 AM.
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  12. #32
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    Default Re: Big Bad Bear Fencing

    This is what we use in Colorado....lots of bears in these parts.

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    Default Re: Big Bad Bear Fencing

    Alpha, nice explanatory photos. I like the simple gate idea. What kind of fence wire is that? Are you dealing with Grizzlies out there as well as Black bears.

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    Default Re: Big Bad Bear Fencing

    No Griz out here...yet. The fence is standard hog fence you can get from the COOP.
    Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid. John Wayne

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    Great fence Alpha. I found the PDF for building that with the clues from your post. Thank you very much. I just received permission to put a beeyard on some great property. Hillside facing south and east, easy truck access and no neighbors nearby. Bears are common there so this is on my To Do list now!!!
    Raising Vermont Bees one mistake at a time.
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    Alpha6,
    In the PDF that your Wildlife Dept. put out on this fence they show the barbed wire being grounded to the ground rods but you have it to the hot side. I presume it was to discourage anyone climbing over ungrounded by jumping on the hog fencing. Is there a reason you made the barb wire on the hot side?
    Raising Vermont Bees one mistake at a time.
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    Default Re: Big Bad Bear Fencing

    I have my 2 hives on a farm in the Willamette Valley on the west side of a state park. Bears has denned there all my life, one female and her babies. I never thought about her (or her family) until she attacked and demolished my hives, walking right through the electric fence we put up to keep out the deer. I moved the hives home, but would like to put them back as it is a good place to winter them. Will she respect a better fence now that she thinks some goodies might be there?

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    Default Re: Big Bad Bear Fencing

    Maybe. If you run alot of bear fences, sooner or later one is going to get in. Usually when a battery runs low or a charger dies( or some idiot steals the battery and charger like just happened to me). When that happens I set out a critter gitter(from MannLake) and use my hottest(Patriot) charger and I have always been able to prevent further depredation.

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    Bee so Happy:

    As far as grass fires go , I remember working for a beekeeper who would spray roundup around every yard to keep the grass down in case of fires. It proved very effective. I remember one morning the boss was all smiles. The grass fire of the previous burned around the hives and they remained intact.

    Jean-Marc

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    contact these people for a catalog, you'll find everything you need to build the best fence possible, plus tech support thats top notch www.premier1supplies.com 1-800-282-6631

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