If you've read my intro you know that I'm REALLY new to beekeeping (I'm in the process of planning my first two hives). I have a small (84 acres) farm that we use for a plethora of different activities. We alternate soybeans and corn, have a great whitetail deer population for meat, and we have a few horses and goats. My question involves placement of the hive. I've read that horses and bees don't mix. Obviously I'd never ride my horses up to check on the hives, but what is the appropriate buffer to keep between the penned horses and the hives? The spot that I have picked out for the hives (slightly elevated, wind buffered, sunny all day except for late afternoon, and immediately adjacent to an orchard). Unfortunately this area is only about 150 yards from the horse pasture. Is that too close?