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Offline Mchero

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« on: June 29, 2004, 05:24:58 PM »
1st of June I purchased 2 NUC's. Placed them out in an abandoned apple orchard with owners permission. A week later I installed a Critter Gitter to keep the varmets away. Was just out at the hives last sunday afternoon. Last inspection the bees where in hi-gear!

This morning at work I get an email from the person that lives next door to the bees. Told me that Sunday afternoon the alarm went off 5 times and it also went off this AM before leaving for work. She did see a deer on the way to work.

I'm going out this afternoon to check the two hives out. I'm praying they are still in one piece. It's a 25 minute drive out to them. Will keep you all posted!

RM

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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2004, 06:56:45 PM »
Good Luck
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2004, 08:17:20 PM »
Mchero

I have a net electric fence to keep out the bears and it works for me.  Here is a web site that shows the fence  

http://www.premier1supplies.com/store/prod_search.html?subcat_id=53&pcat_id=23

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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2004, 08:37:44 PM »
Hey Archie,

Which energizer are you using?  I'm in the process of clearing an area around my property to install a perimeter fences (5 strands of IntelliRope II) to keep the deer out.   How have your dealings been with Premier?  They seem like good folks.
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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2004, 09:20:12 PM »
YEEEE HAW!

Both hives where OK. Nothing has appeared to be playing with them. Looks like I should chalk one up for the Critter Gitter! I refreshed the sugar water & did a quick inspection on both hives. Looks like the hives will be ready for a 2nd deep super in about two weeks! Better order my new hive bodies!

So far so good up her in New Hampshire! Boy I was worried!

RM

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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2004, 09:37:51 PM »
Congrats!

I've considered a Britter Gitter or similar. I am out in the country, and skunks and racoons are common, and even bears aren't unheard of.

I'm glad to hear yours worked!
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« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2004, 02:10:22 PM »
Get the Critter Gitter! The Britter Gitter is a cheap knockoff!

RM


Quote from: Lesli
Congrats!

I've considered a Britter Gitter or similar. I am out in the country, and skunks and racoons are common, and even bears aren't unheard of.

I'm glad to hear yours worked!

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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2004, 03:08:44 PM »
Quote from: Mchero
Get the Critter Gitter! The Britter Gitter is a cheap knockoff!

RM


Hehe. I have a cat named "Britta," and I'd hate to see her Git! Or is that Got?
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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2004, 05:53:17 PM »
Robo

My bee yard is close to the house so I just ran a heavy duty extension cord to an energizer  for horses.  I know a bear did stick his nose on it once and has never been back.    I also have a Galagher solar energizer that packs a lot of wallop but I like the ac type best.  it will burn thru the high grass that goes oup around it and still puts out a lot of zap.

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