As talked about before I'm going to place my hives on both sides of the raised planter. In the picture you can see who owns the backyard. Any major issues? Or will she learn the hard way.
My dachshund put his paws on the landing board of a new hive that I have today. One sting to the paw and this afternoon, he gave them lots of room. :shock:jim314 said:I've also got a Dachshund ... but snapped at a bee flying around his face and got popped on the nose. He won't get within 20 feet of the hives now.
I've got open ground here, but for those with fenced back yards how big is big enough to house both animals (dogs, goats, wallabys, whatever) and honey bees? Seems it would take a fairly large fenced in area. ???Zulu said:<snip>
As long as the dog can escape and get away if stung, you should be fine.
Another Boilermaker I see!BoilerJim said:Your dog may be OK due to his color. Our dog....not so much.
He is a while and black Shih-Tzu that could care less about the bees BUT the bees (I think) view the dog as a skunk (which is a natural predator) and sting his rear end any time he gets within 10 yards of the hives!
Our gray cat, she will sun herself on the outer cover of the hives and they leave her alone. Go figure.