I have been reading up on beekeeping for 6 months or so now, and plan on obtaining my equipment this Fall. I will order my equipment next month. Put it together, and anticipate my bees and queen arrival in the Spring. I have had a few concerns about my hive placement. I live on 6 acres, but all of it I maintain with weekly mowing. This leads me to my questions. 1) Will bees attack if you are mowing around their hive? Will the entire hive attack creating a swarm situation? 2) If my dogs, German Shepherds, get too close to the hive ... will the bees attack my dogs? Thanks in advance for any comments or answers. I cannot find the answers to these questions anywhere, so I thought I'd join and ask here.