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susbees 

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It's OK Darren, when we have droughts up here we just feed them our chickens. They can rip timber and wire mesh no trouble...the record was ten dead bantams in a raised house right beside the kitchen. They only took one head!

The DEFRA badger liaison officer from Worcester came and documented it as a definite badger attack (not very hard...the only triangular animal hair around).
 

darrenperrett 

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I had to put electric fencing around my hives during the winter as they took a fancy to my hives.

They walked straight past two ropey old hives and straight to my newest ones. I dunno what aftershave Hivemaker was wearing when he made them but the badgers seem to like it.
 

Silly Bee 

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Had a Badger dig out a wasp nest in my front garden a couple of years ago.

Nice job.:party:
 

Terrysbees 

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Hi we had to bumble bees nest dug out by badgers, outside our place , plenty of bumble be in our garden on lavender and Hollyhock they fall on ground full of pollen, our bees either don't mix well or prefere balsom. Our neighbour had a dozen hen's taken by fox's got some more they went same way, it saved the fox save trip to super market its over a mile away, anybody tried squirel pie there going to waste here
 

Heather 

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I feed the squirrels to the fox- keeps him happy and hopefully away from local hens-
 
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