There are reports of bear attacks around New Mexico on beehives. Dixon, Velarde, High Rolls and Villanueva have had all had bear activity. What are your options?
Here are some sources for help:
Managing Bear Damage to Beehives by the CO State Extension Office, has instructions on constructing a variety of fences as well as suggestions on hive placement and management tips. Here are some quick suggestions from the article:
– Once a bear develops a taste for honey and bee brood, it will likely continue to raid beeyards and methods to dissuade it become less effective. Therefore, it is important to prevent bear damage before it begins.