By apismellifera on Tue, Oct 1, 2013 - 10:21pm

Unwelcome visit-- from a bear

This belongs in the "do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do" department. Even though the town I live in is not exactly wilderness, there are regular sightings of black bears here.  Two of my hives got totally destroyed by a bear less than five miles from my house a few years ago.  So it's good, standard practice here to have an electric fence around hives to discourage bears.