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Offline Switchback

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Hi from the northern tier of PA
« on: May 13, 2013, 09:30:03 PM »
Just getting back into bees after a 30 year absence. The hive is together and the package is due in the 29th of May. I have many bears which will make things interesting. I am planing on putting the bees in a old dog run that has 2"x4" fencing all the way around and on the top also. Hopeful that that will be sufficient to keep the bees safe. I was reading about the screen bottom board and found this forum. 
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Re: Hi from the northern tier of PA
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2013, 09:33:05 PM »
Welcome to the forum and back to beek, Switchback.  Good luck to you and your soon to be bees



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Re: Hi from the northern tier of PA
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2013, 09:50:38 AM »
Welcome to the forum Switchback.

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Re: Hi from the northern tier of PA
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2013, 11:19:26 AM »
Welcome!

Bears will be your biggest problem where you live. They certainly are for me.

I have a great place to put several more hives but have to wait until I get the fence built. It takes a pretty sturdy fence to stop a bear.

Check this out:
http://www.pennapic.org/dealingwithbears.html

Good luck

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Re: Hi from the northern tier of PA
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2013, 12:59:53 PM »
Good luck and welcome back.  :cheer:

I saw a YouTube once of a bear hanging by its front paws going 'hand over hand' over a fence to get to the hives. If I had your problem, I would look into the electric fence idea but check your local laws regarding placement and signage. -Mike
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Re: Hi from the northern tier of PA
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2013, 10:19:07 PM »
Good luck and welcome.

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Re: Hi from the northern tier of PA
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2013, 11:16:13 PM »
See attachment below on a simple bear fence.

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Re: Hi from the northern tier of PA
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2013, 07:11:57 PM »
My dad just lost his hives for a second time in a handful of years to bears in Northern PA- good luck!!  :)

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Re: Hi from the northern tier of PA
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2013, 09:53:11 PM »
KatBee, I had the bears on top of the old dog run that I have the Bees in all ready. But the good thing is the welded wire fence on top held. I have now put electric on the outside of the welded wire fence. I hope that keeps the bears away.
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