My brother captured this image on his trail cam at the edge of his yard. It was about 250 yards from my hives.
that could be the same bear. Some people drive like complete unaware idiots. I've seen people hit deer going 20 miles per hour, in full view. During broad daylight.Well as I said we really have no bears here this one was attempting to pass through. Right after this was taken a big bear was killed on the highway about 2 miles from the house. I am assuming it was the same bear. I will probably still put up a fence later in the year. Better safe than sorry.
No idea how effective it will be. Have mine baited with bird seed in foil packets every four of five feet. A young, lone bear was tearing up bird feeders up and down the highway behind us last summer as I was building my fence. Coworker who lives there knew someone who caught it on camera. Decided since it was attracted to bird seed that would make the best bait. Much cheaper than bacon and will be easy to replace once it gets moldy. Hopefully any other bear passing through will at least give it a good sniff and and a taste test. My worry is a bear that already knows about both electric fences and the bees inside. May regret not using barbed wire! Was talked out of it here even though others use it.Any suggestions on a bait that lasts for more than a month?