Prevention is the best medicine when it comes to fencing your hives. Bears, skunks and other critters are easily discouraged by electric fencing if they have not been previously rewarded with a brood and honey meal. If they have been successful they can be very hard to keep them out of an apiary. If you know there are bears or other pests in your area, setting up an electric fence can save you the heartbreak (and cost!) of replacing bees and equipment.
We are happy to offer a selection of fencing equipment depending on the location of your hive and number of hives you need to protect. These are the units we use and recommend. When properly set up, electric fencing can adequately protect your hives. Check out our Electric Fencing Tips to learn more!