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Offline Peter Drouin

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Bees
« on: October 02, 2017, 06:54:29 am »
This time of the year I feed the bees some honey back to them all.
 

 
Bumble bees love it.
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Offline gspren

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Re: Bees
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2017, 08:39:43 am »
  Peter, I think you may have the knowledge we need. A friend needs to move some hives for his daughter from a suburban location to a rural location where bears are possible/probable. He is putting some metal T-posts around them to run a solar electric fence. Any words of experience as to spacing, number of wires, or anything else that should be done?
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Re: Bees
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2017, 09:16:02 pm »
You better have a pretty hot fence to keep them out, my brother worked at a zoo years ago and the electric fence they used to keep the bison in ran off of 220. Just to keep the goats I had in I started the first wire at 6" then 12", 18", 24", 36", 48". I didn't run a ground wire in between the hot wires but for bears it could be a good idea. In the middle of summer when the ground was very dry there wasn't alot of juice from a 15 mile 120v shock box to zap you with.
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Re: Bees
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2017, 06:35:37 am »
I have no faith in an electric fence. That's why I have a [Bee House]
Most times the Bear will knock it down and destroy your hives.
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