If you are a beekeeper who lives in an area near bear habitat, you will most likely have to deal with black bears at some point. Many beekeepers build electric fences around their bee yards to deter the bear. There are many ways to do this and some of them are more successful than others. How to build a bear fence click here
Bee Well Honey manages over 2000 hives across the upstate region and having a bear fence at each location is just impossible. Sometimes you get lucky and sometimes you don’t ! This video below features the view that owner, Kerry Owen, experienced recently at the bee farm near Six Mile, SC. This was a heartbreaking loss but it was “mating nucs” containing new queens not our honey production colonies. Luckily this was just one yard but it showcases the damage that bears can do in just one night !