I had a spot picked out for the hives, hubby had another idea :no: I wanted them closer to the pond, he said the bee school said a 1/2 mile was ok. Anyway they just have to go through a few trees about 200 feet to get to the pond. I'll set up a water bucket, chicken waterer or trough someplace if I need to. I was going to use concrete blocks, hubby poured a level concrete pad to sit the concrete blocks on and some ties to secure against any flat line winds that come through. Our soil is super sandy. I guess its "our" hobby now. I did get to do the art work. BBF is Badder Bees Farm. We have 67 acres. Going to be bees and forage (hay and grasses) My dream is a wildlife area. Had the wildlife camera out by the barn. We have turkeys and deer that love our farm. Our first ducks hit the pond Saturday.