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Protecting Bee Hives with Apiary Fence

Bears are very smart and usually don’t forget, therefore, a psychological barrier will easily prevent the devastation of bees, hives, and honey.  A bear with a sweet tooth can destroy all your efforts and hard-earned money. A well-constructed electric fence will keep bears out of any apiary and do its job for years.  Electric fencing […]

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What Does It Cost To Run A Fence Charger?

Over the years, many people have asked me, “How much is it going to cost to run my electric fence charger?” I usually respond with “pennies-per-month,” but this is pretty easy to compute yourself. The two things you will need to know are how many watts your particular charger pulls and the kilowatt charge from your particular […]

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Crimp Sleeves

People often inquire about the best way to splice high-tensile fence wire.  Splicing wires can be accomplished in three ways: hand knotting, using wire links, or using crimp sleeves. Gritted crimp sleeves are the most cost-effective way to splice high-tensile wire and maintain the full strength of the wire.  Wire links will maintain the strength […]

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Woven Wire

Woven wire, commonly referred to as field fence, is made of horizontal wires that are permanently attached to vertical wires (stays).  In most cases, the woven wire has graduated spacing where the horizontal wires are spaced closer together near the bottom and further apart toward the top.  The narrow spacing at the bottom is meant […]

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Lightning Strikes and Fence Wire

It is not a matter of if, but when your wire fence will get struck with an uninvited bolt of lightning.  A wire fence is a large antenna that can act as a highway for lightning to travel to ground.  As a lightning strike travels down the wire looking for an exit, it may destroy […]

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