Did something really lazy and dumb. When I worked the bees the other day, I took three boxes off three different hives--boxes they weren't using and were a target for SHB. But instead of putting them in the shed, I left them in the wagon for the girls to clean up. I had every intention of putting them away before nightfall, but you know how that goes! Anyway, went out there this morning to put them away and one of the boxes was gone! Followed the trail Iddee had pointed out to me on my last bear encounter, and sure enough there was the box all ripped to pieces. I retrieved the pieces, 2 frames missing, and put everything away in the locked shed. Now I'm worried that when he comes back tonight--and I'm pretty sure he will come back--since the boxes aren't where he expects to find them, he may try to move on to my hives! As you may or may not know, my hives are confined in chain link fencing but I don't this that'll stop'em if they decide they want to get at the hives. I've turned on the motion sensor lights and my dogs & husband have peed all around the perimeter (!) so I hope that'll do the trick. Don't guess I'll be sleeping very well tonight. . .thinking of sleeping in the screenhouse!