A quick update on our bee fence. If you’ve been following along, you know that the fence encloses our apiary on the side of our yard. My neighbor used his tractor to dig the post holes, which was a huge help, and I installed the rails over the first few months of the bee year. See my post Bee! I’m Expecting You! for some historical photos of the spot.
This weekend I added wire fencing to the existing rail fence. I’ll miss the ability to slip between the rails on any side, which was surprisingly convenient. Hopefully this will keep some of the critters out and break up the wind as it whips across the yard. Not to mention it looks pretty.
The galvanized steel is covered in black plastic. I used fence staples to secure the wire to the split rail fence. Roughly 130 feet of wire fencing now encloses the yard, as well as a whole lot of staples. Nice to have it done. Now if only there was a gate….
The 1968 song Bird on a Wire inspired the title for this short post. This was one of Leonard Cohen’s signature songs, and inspired the 1990 movie Bird on a Wire with Mel Gibson and Goldie Hawn. Not a huge fan of the song, but I enjoyed the movie.
In any case, this seemed like a good choice for a post about a wire fence.