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billybunter 

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hello all
i dont have any hives yet and am a total novice so i have joined to get some info and knowledge from fellow members
i live in a rural part of the west of ireland on the edge of a pine forest i have been intrested in getting hive now for a few years but there is one thing that bothers me and that is the badger and pine marten population here
i suppose you can put the hive on stilts that should stop the badger but the pine marten is different they can get anywhere and ive seen what they do to a hive they completly destroy it i will put a pic up for you to see, so any information on this problem will be appreciated as i want to get this sorted before venturing into beekeeping
by the way culling/trapping them is not an option as the pine marten are highly protected
thanks
 

Hivemaker. 

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What do other beekeepers in your area do,or are there none?
 

iombeeman 

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hi billy bunter,you could try chicken wire,i would think that would keep out most predators.iombeeman
 

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