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Has anybody tried, or had any experience with this predator light in their Bee yard, and/or garden. It is advertised as unconditionally gauranteed to keep away foxes, coyotes, wolves, bears, deer, raccoon, skunk, any and all wild animals? They consist of a solar powered blinking red led light, that represents the eye of a predator.
 

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What's it do for window or Amway salespeople? How about those folks from a certain church who come by regularly?

Sorry to get off topic, but couldn't resist! Seriously, I have one location that gets pestered a lot by wildlife, but the hives generally do so well there. Hopefully we hear from a legitimate person with experience on these devices.
 

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can you post a link to the "red eye"
Does it have only one eye or multiple eyes?
Ernie
An idea that I just thought about:
Hook up a lazer pen to a solar panal. I notice many years ago that a solar panel also works off moonlight.

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I can put my solar powered plastic garden dragon fly out in the yard and I can place it horizontaly. When I pulled the dragon fly off the top i noticed that it emits a beam of light for some distance, about 15-20'. The light is intermittent too.
I bought it for $10.00 at a local Do It center.
Ernie
 

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The only "real" problem you would have with your hives is a bear and for that you better get an electric fence. I doubt blinking red lights will have any deterrence effect on most animals.
 

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can you post a link to the "red eye"
Does it have only one eye or multiple eyes?
Ernie
An idea that I just thought about:
Hook up a lazer pen to a solar panal. I notice many years ago that a solar panel also works off moonlight.

Updated thoughts:
I can put my solar powered plastic garden dragon fly out in the yard and I can place it horizontaly. When I pulled the dragon fly off the top i noticed that it emits a beam of light for some distance, about 15-20'. The light is intermittent too.
I bought it for $10.00 at a local Do It center.
Ernie

Here is the manufacturers website, and it,s claims.
http://www.niteguard.com/
 

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The only "real" problem you would have with your hives is a bear and for that you better get an electric fence. I doubt blinking red lights will have any deterrence effect on most animals.
I would think, that *****, and skunks, and some other animals could be a pest for some in a bee yard.
 

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Has anybody tried, or had any experience with this predator light in their Bee yard, and/or garden. It is advertised as unconditionally gauranteed to keep away foxes, coyotes, wolves, bears, deer, raccoon, skunk, any and all wild animals? They consist of a solar powered blinking red led light, that represents the eye of a predator.
Is it like a Cylon's red eye? Now that would be worth it.
 

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I would think, that *****, and skunks, and some other animals could be a pest for some in a bee yard.
***** will eat your bees one at a time scratching on the front of the hive. I guess eventually they could knock down the hive's population. Skunks??? But an electric fence will keep them out too.
 

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to protect my hives from skunks and ***** I have attached 1/4 hardware clothe across the front entrance. The bottom super I have screwed to the SBB, I have never had a problem and there are tons of skunks and ***** here.
 
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