I installed 3 NUCs last week, and after only 8 days got raided by a bear. He devastated one hive, and did some superficial damage to another one. Looks like the long hive was too heavy for him to budge; an unexpected benefit.
Electric fencing was on my summer to do list; I thought I'd get at least a couple months, not 8 days! That forced me to take the afternoon off and get the fencing up ASAP.
Hopefully there are enough bees left, and with a new queen coming on Friday they will be able to reestablish themselves before winter.