We had to pull our hives from town last night. As we drove past we saw one had been knocked over and found out that there had been a bear visiting the area. It got into a couple of dumpsters and tore apart a cage and killed a pet rabbit.
The bear climbed over a six foot, barbed-wire fence, and through an electric fence to get to our hives. It knocked over and partially destroyed one hive. We've learned that once bears get a taste of that sweetness they'll keep coming back until all of the hives are destroyed.
We moved the hives to our house. Poor hubby got stung a number of times( right through his suit!) by the very, very angry bees! A bear trap has been set up in the area for the bear to be caught and relocated. Once that happens we plan to move the hives back.