I just chased about 7 turkeys and one peacock away from my hive today. We have lots of wild turkeys here (northern CA) and I wasn’t thinking of them coming to eat my bees being a problem. Has anyone else had them coming to eat bees? Can the bees defend themselves well enough from this level of bird-predation, or should I fence off the hive or something?
If I put a small fence around, hopefully the bees would get up above bird level before hitting the fence perimeter, but it would need to be small enough to discourage the birds from just hopping inside. I’ll be going out to recheck and maybe fence tomorrow, but I wanted to see what other’s experiences were and how big of a problem you think this might be.