A question for Mike Palmer about protecting bee hives from bears prompted this response from VBA member Mike Lamere:

"I just read the question and answer about bears and bee hives and I totally agree with you. Electric fencing is the way to go. I am the Secretary of the Vermont Bearhound Association and we have printed a booklet called Bear Proofing Bee Hives. The booklet has plans and descriptions of several electric fence setups plus tips to maximize their effectiveness. I will gladly send copies (free ) to anyone who needs help. My email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and my phone number is 802-644-8953."

Mike has also graciously provided us with a PDF of the booklet available for download here.