Honey extraction is completed so I was able to get back to working on the bear fence. Today I completed the fencing for the mating yard. To make the size of the fenced in area manageable I had to move forty 5/5 winter nucs. Next was erecting the fence, which is composed of fiberglass posts and a electrical conducting tape. Finally was to wire in the solar energized power unit. It delivers a 3000 volt DC pulse about every 3 seconds. See below. This fencing protects my future; 40 Purdue Mite Biter or feral bee queens each in its own 5/5 winter nuc. Now on to the grafting yard where the PMB and feral breeder queens are located along with another 24 winter nucs.
View of entire fenced in area. This little pocket is in a little valley between two hills. It gets sun in the winter, but is protected from winter winds. Ideal for wintering bees.