I live in the northeastern United States and we have many predators that would love to gain a meal from our bees.
A black bear has the ability to walk right up and ruin an apiary in a single evening.
Raccoons have been less of a problem, but do forage around and “can” decide to open up your hives.
Skunks will leave lots of muddy paw prints on the landing board as they like to come at night, reach their fore paws into the entrance and when the defending honey bees come out, they get eaten by the striped marauders.
I don’t have an electric fence up around my apiary, but have a sound emitting and light flashing motion activated system and here is a video showing how it works to repel lots of apiary pests.
What methods are you using to protect your bee hives? It’s easier to deter them prior to a successful raid, than after they have obtained a meal at your location. Prevention…