Re: bear attack
when I had bees in Conn. they told me the bears were protected, that I would be prosecuted if anything happened, and they were not particularly interested in doing anything about bears unless they became a problem to things other than bees. If your neighbors don't like bears, and do like to complain, maybe you should get them calling your fish and game dept. the down side of this is they may figure out, what is attracting the bears.
mike syracuse ny
I went to bed mean, and woke up meaner. Marshal Dillon