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  1. #21
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
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    Pickens County, South Carolina, US
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    Default Re: Newbie with Bears

    Quote Originally Posted by ryandebny View Post
    Your fence sounds great
    I just built a box for my charger and vented the bottom
    Why bait the fence with bacon
    Is that so the bears learn before you put yourbees in
    Yes. I have read that if you can get a bear to get shocked in it's mouth, it will not mess with the fence again. Of course, the bear population continues to expand here. May require a lot of bacon! lol I'll post pictures when it is complete.

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    brooklyn, ny
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    Default Re: Newbie with Bears

    Good to know
    I read that you only need 3 ft of protection
    Since bears lead with their snout they use it to smell taste and feel
    And since they can't jump they come into contact with the fence reguardless
    Of course I was paranoid and wired my fence about four feet high

  3. #23
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    Apr 2010
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    brooklyn, ny
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    Default Re: Newbie with Bears

    fence.jpg

    This is my fence. It has wires between the boards on the fence, and a second run of wires on the outside. On my plain wire fence the bears broke through but didn't enter. They must have been shocked trying. They will test a fence.

  4. #24
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    Dec 2012
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    Pickens County, South Carolina, US
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    Default Re: Newbie with Bears


  5. #25
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    Jun 2011
    Location
    Bardstown, KY, USA
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    Default Re: Newbie with Bears

    Quote Originally Posted by ryandebny View Post

    This is my fence. It has wires between the boards on the fence, and a second run of wires on the outside. On my plain wire fence the bears broke through but didn't enter. They must have been shocked trying. They will test a fence.
    wow. That is a serious fence!
    Grandchildren are the best.... Bees a close second....

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
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    Pickens County, South Carolina, US
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    Default Re: Newbie with Bears

    I'm going to be a daddy! My packages were installed on March 30th. No sign of eggs last Sat. Went into them today and I have eggs, larvae & capped brood! I'm so excited to have been a part of this awesome happening. I have IT bad! Fixin' dinner for them now. Those ladies can go through some syrup!

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