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Bear proofing bee hives

 
Chad Johnson
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Has anybody came up with a way to bear proof beehives w/o using a high voltage electricity fence?

I'm using a top bar hive and am thinking 2-3" thick wood with metal on the edges and bolted to cemented posts.

My other option is a cattle panel cube and cemented posts and grow viney things on it but being in one of my gardens, the aesthetic seems a little grotesque.
 
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My old neighbour built what he said was the best bear proofer for his hive. A rectangular box made of 6 inch logs for its edges and then used chain link fence to enclose the box. The hive sat in the middle over a foot away from the fencing on all sides.
 
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Someone, possibly on this messageboard, put them on his roof....
 
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I've been thinking about doing that in the city.
 
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Tyler Ludens wrote:Someone, possibly on this messageboard, put them on his roof....


could also build a bee house for multiple hives. moderates the temperature, too, which the bees appreciate. should be relatively easy to make such a structure bear proof.
 
Chuck Freeman
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a lot of camp grounds in Alaska use electric fences. I have never heard of anyone get bothered camping behind one.
 
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