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Electric Fence and Honey Bees

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A bear’s fondness for honey is legendary. The stuff even sits in little plastic, bear-shaped dispensers on grocer’s shelves. It the perfect bear food, too - protein is available as bees and honey produces carbohydrates. It’s a source of food that’s particularly desirable in the spring when hungry bears leave their winter dens. With more than 45,000 bee colonies in Colorado, apiaries are big business. As every bee keeper knows, where there’s honey, bears aren’t far behind. In one night, a hungry bear can do at least $3,000 of damage. During peak feeding season in late summer, bears are “eating...

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Principles of electric fencing

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Traditionally, usage of land has been demarcated by fences - often in combination with geographical features such as rivers and impassable rocky outcrops, or other prominent land marks such as drystone walls and tree lines. Fences are also associated with land use and livestock management - either precluding access by livestock to cultivated crops or improving utilization of veld and pastures. Until relatively recently all farm fences were of barbed wire, supported by iron standards and droppers, between substantial straining posts. Fences of this kind are both a physical and psychological barrier to livestock and intruders. A major drawback of...

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PORTABLE FENCE COMPONENTS

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The most commonly used PORTABLE FENCE COMPONENTS for portable fencing are polywire and polytape. Both of these materials are combinations of plastic strands and metal filaments. Usually the plastic component is polyethylene and the metal is stainless steel. Other products are available that use fiberglass strands for structure and aluminum or tin-copper alloy for the conductors. The main feature of these products is that they are lightweight and require no tools for setup. Virtually no bracing is needed to hold the fence and very light duty line posts may be used. The main limitation of the poly products is the distance...

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Electric Fence Formulas

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Ohms = Volts / Amps Mhos = Amps / Volts Volts = Ohms x Amps Amps = Volts / Ohms Ohms = Volts / Amps Coulombs = Amps x Seconds Watts = Amps x Volts Joules = Watts x Seconds 1 kilowatt-hour = 3,600,000 Joules Farads = Amps x Seconds/Volts Rise 1 horsepower = 46 Watts

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Electrical terms for Electric fence

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Resistor - An electrical component which offers resists the flow of electricity. The degree of this resistance is measured in ohms. Conductivity - A measure of a materials ability to conduct an electric current. Conductor - A material that allows electricity to flow freely. The less resistance a conductor offers, the better the conductor. Conductivity is measured in Mho (ohms spelled backwards). A mho is the reciprocal of the ohm. Insulator - A material that will not allow any electrical current. Most insulators have a critical pressure for a given thickness. IF the critical pressure is exceeded, the insulating material...

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