A fence around the beehive? To keep the bees in? No...to keep the bears out.
A bear attacked one of my beehives last week, tearing apart the frames, scattering bees and brood everywhere, and killing the queen. Poor bees! It took me some time to put everything back together. I had an electric fence around the hives, but hadn't plugged it back in after mowing the week before. Hungry bear, no electric shock to make him stop and think - that was all it took.
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