I am considering keeping chickens in addition to bees and am learning about chickens now. One way to feed the chickens good protein is to raise Black Soldier Flies. Their larva grow in a compost bucket and do a great job of decomposing plant and animal material. When the larva matures the pupae (or maggots if you prefer) climb out and pupate in the ground. The adult Black Soldier Fly emerges, mates and lays about 500 - 1000 tiny eggs to start the cycle again. Often the fly lays the eggs in the compost bin because she is attracted to the smell of the material to be decomposed and to the smell of the larva that is in there.
I am interested in your thoughts about the potential to raise these Black Soldier Flys anywhere near my bee hives. I don't think that the fly would be attracted to the bee hive because the hive does not have the right smell. But....if she does get into the hive, one fly will lay several hindered eggs and that larva has a huge appetite.
So what do you think, is it too risky?