3 little bears
My beekeeping just got more complicated.
I have heard talk of two cubs and a mother bear in our area. Last friday the top brood chamber on my newly split 3rd colony had been knocked off and licked clean. I have now put up a high voltage electric fence around all 3 hives. Yesterday the fence had been tampered with by a bear, who fled the scene. The fence wiring was all loose and shorted out when I found it with one wire pushed under
a hive stand. I hope it didnt electrocute the bees!
I have now set it to the highest level which will mean charging the small battery every two days.
The surrounding indications lead me to believe it is bears not cows, coyotes, deer, raccoon or the neighbours dog.
Will they learn their lesson soon anyone?