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Best Apiary Electric Fence for Bears (2020)

Best Apiary Electric Fence

An apiary electric fence is a very effective way to keep bears away from beehives. Many beekeepers use electric fences all year round to ensure their beehives do not come under attack by a bear. These electric fences are made by different manufacturers. They each have their strengths and weak points. In addition to bears, electric fences keep out many other large and small animals from getting to your apiary. They are great for beehive security. This article looks at the best beekeeping electric fences for bears and how to install them.

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How to Protect Honeybees from Bears

How to Protect Honeybees from Bears

Among the many predatory animals that are bad news for honeybees, bears rank quite high. Whether a grizzly or black bear, honeybees do not look forward to the day a bear visits their beehive. At best, the bear gets to the brood quickly and eats their fill and then leaves the beehive. In most cases however, a honeybee colony is lost when a bear attacks a beehive. While the bear eats honey, its main target is usually the larvae in the brood chambers. The high protein content of larvae and honeybee eggs makes them prime targets for bears. This article looks at how bears damage beehives and the honeybee colonies in them. It also shares tips on how to protect honeybees from bears.

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How to Build an Electric Fence for Bears

How to Build an Electric Fence for Bears

Electric fences are a sure way to ensure beehives in an apiary are not attacked by bears. Beekeepers avoid losses in beekeeping equipment and honeybee colonies by installing an electric fence around the apiary. Both beginner and experienced beekeepers can set up an electric fence to protect their beehives. You can build your own electric fence or buy one and assemble it. Putting one together with parts from different manufacturers allows you to customize the electric fence to your preferences. This article delves into how to build an electric fence for bears around an apiary. You can use it to protect one beehive or many.

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