Had a bear attack the hives last night. Had the solar fence fencer off to charge as the sun doesn't hit it enough this time of year. I ratchet strapped everything down and got the fencer back on. I'm also using a motion sensor to let me know if something is poking around.
Lost 2 hives and their hardware as the bear just bit through the boxes. It also pushed around a double nuc 4x4 so the bees were exposed to cold for however long it stayed like that. Hoping the fence being up is enough. I also baited the hot lines with some beacon wrapped around the wires.
Let me know if you can thing of anything else I can do. I dont think I'll be able to sneak up on it and get any kind of shot off before it spooks so that's probably out.