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... where the land owner says "bear!" Looks like an adult trash black bear was sniffing around. Got into a few hives. The land is near solid rock. No way I'd ever get a single post driven for a hot wire. Off to pull the yard to a new spot. Only a few pallets, but I want them out quick. Those hives were looking pretty good... Before the bear started scattering frames.

I can't believe there is a bear in there. It's very low elevation and is not ever known for having Whinny the Pooh hanging around. But I should have known better, prepared better, and only have myself to blame for the damage. I wasn't going to work late, but Yogi changed my plans for the night.
 

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Any way you could wrap the hives with the hot wire?
 

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Isn't the problem not in supporting the hot wire posts but getting the ground post deep enough to make good earth contact?

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It could be hot enough if there is a ground wire run along with the hot wire, both going to the charger.....but the bear has be in contact with both wires at the same time. And hair is a good insulator also, so if you're out in the stick with nothing more than a charge with battery power, you may be SOL and best move the hives.
 

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I'm not going to bother with a electric fence up there. I pulled the six pallets out and moved them to another location. Got home about 11:00 PM so it wasn't too bad.

Bear made a mess of a few hives. It ate a dozen frames. The bees in those hives were lemons and bananas as soon as I showed up. I put them back together as best I could. I'll check them in a few days to see if they are queen right.
 
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