Need Bees Removed?
International
Beekeeping Forums
April 21, 2014, 06:19:19 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: 24/7 Ventrilo Voice chat -click for instructions and free software here
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar bee removal Login Register Chat(1)  

Pages: 1 [2]  All   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: electric fence  (Read 2930 times)
Hemlock
Field Bee
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 631


Location: central, Virginia


« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2012, 07:36:41 PM »

Cry Cry Cry
Does anybody else feel a little sad for Allen’s bear?
 Sad Sad Sad

I love bears (obviously) but if i see one near my bees it becomes a target.
Logged
edward
Queen Bee
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 1180


Location: BÖNAN SWEDEN

FEED ME HONEY or I`ll smash your screen !


« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2012, 04:02:37 AM »

Cry Cry Cry
Does anybody else feel a little sad for Allen’s bear?
 Sad Sad Sad

I love bears (obviously) but if i see one near my bees it becomes a target.



I love bears to , preferable on a plate with gravy made with blueberry flavor  grin tongue grin
Logged
Adam Foster Collins
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 55

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Sweetness and Light


WWW
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2012, 11:08:46 PM »

AllenF.

Gross pics. Is there a story behind that?

Adam
Logged

My "Bee-Shirt" designs: The BeeNut Gallery
My Company: Violet Design
My NGO: Threads of Peru
BlueBee
Galactic Bee
******
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 3945

Location: Mid Michigan


« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2012, 05:07:55 AM »

What happened to “kinder and gentler”? 
Logged
AliciaH
Field Bee
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 677


Location: Enumclaw Plateau, WA


« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2012, 11:49:03 AM »

What happened to “kinder and gentler”? 

Well, it was quick...

Allen, I don't remember the original thread you posted that pic on.  Was it a hive situation, or was that bear just messing somewhere he shouldn't have been? 

As for hot wire in general...better a zap on the nose that a bullet in the brain.  It's always sad to put an animal down, especially since we're moving into more and more of their areas.  But you definately wouldn't have wanted THAT thing running around your back yard all the time!
Logged
sawdstmakr
Super Bee
*****
Online Online

Gender: Male
Posts: 1993


Location: Jacksonville FL


« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2012, 12:07:46 PM »

AllenF.

Gross pics. Is there a story behind that?

Adam
I received this years ago as a safety notice. The bear broke open a power terminal and bit the hot wire. He just couldn't seem to let go.
I have had a rooster and a guinea hen have their head burned off on the electric wire that I had to install around the hen house after the neighbors dogs dug into it and kill 15 chickens. The dogs dug through 18" deep steal rods that were 2" apart.
Jim
Logged
T Beek
Super Bee
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 2776


Location: USA, N/W Wisconsin


« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2012, 05:28:26 PM »

We lost 4 of 5 colonies this past Spring due to an "old" determined black bear (350 plus Boar).  The warden who finally trapped him after four raids said he had likely done it before, especially since he went right through the electric fence all four times, including the one time I got a shot off. 

I use a solar fencer rated for ten miles and enclose a 12 x 50 ft yard along w/ a 6' wood fence on N/W side

I think a lot depends on the BEAR.  A young will be repelled, an old boar who's been around a bit may not care, after all, he's going to get stung.  What's a little jolt compared to that?  (w/ exception to Allen Wink

The latest Bee Culture has an add for a product called NITEGUARD Solar.  A weather proof solar powered RED light flash that begins at dusk ending at dawn.  Lasts three years for $19.99.  May be worth 20 bucks.  Claims to ward off all kinds of critters, including BEARS. 

See www.niteGuard.com, and no I'm not selling them.  I might buy one though Smiley.

thomas
Logged

"Trust those who seek the truth, doubt those who say they've found it."
AllenF
Galactic Bee
******
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 8077

Location: Hiram, Georgia


« Reply #27 on: January 11, 2012, 06:22:51 PM »

OK, the pics are from some power company guys and the bear dug up the hot underground wires at a junction box.    High voltage got him.   Bears are becoming a big problem living around people.   Here in Georgia they raised the bag limits on bear to 2 a season per hunter.   
Logged
woodchopper
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 345


Location: So. Maine and SE MA.


« Reply #28 on: January 14, 2012, 09:07:49 PM »

 We bought one of these http://www.kencove.com/fence/Mains+Energizers_detail_EK4.php about five years ago and have only needed it once. It worked enough so the bear left some scat before it left. After reading some of these post I wonder if I should have bought something more powerful.
Logged

Every man looks at his wood pile with a kind of affection- Thoreau
Pages: 1 [2]  All   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Beemaster's Beekeeping Ring
Previous | Home | Join | Random | Next
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines | Sitemap Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.28 seconds with 21 queries.

Google visited last this page February 28, 2014, 05:19:51 PM
anything