I present Bees 2.0 for your perusal:
7 foot high, 10’x10′ bear proof cage. At least we all hope it’s bear proof!
The posts are driven 3′ into the ground, and are wrapped every 6 inches with High Tensile trellis wire. Every other wire is electrified with 8.8Kv, 2 joule electrified fencer. This fencer is rated for 25 miles of fence; we have about 240 feet…
Since pretty much everyone knows how I feel about killing a bear and guns in general, we hope that this is the best solution for the bees and bears to peacefully co-exist.
You can see the entrance here. 4 wires can be removed to enter the bee habitat.
bees installed; watered; put to bed after their exhausting journey from the bee factory.
MaryAnne is even getting into bee keeping!