Has anyone put a hive entrance against an alternating board privacy fence?
I’m considering moving my (now vacant) hive to a sunnier location in the yard. I do not want the hive entrance facing the yard as A, that would be in the shade and B, I have lots of kids and pets running around in the close vicinity. The privacy fence is just a divider and I have more land in the back that is outside of the kids play area.
- put the hive against a privacy fence and allow them to fly in and out through the vertical slats
- cut a cross-section out of the privacy fence to allow them clear line of sight into and out of the hive
Has anyone done this before? Any reason why it would be a terrible idea? In theory if I do this right the kids can see the bees through the observation window and we have easy access to the back of the hive while all of the traffic and activity would be flying out the back?