First, I have no idea where to locate my hives. I've read all the recommended placement tips, but I haven't seen other animals addressed - except for protection from predators and not putting the hives where large livestock can bump it. My issue is with free-range chickens and a dog. Do either of those pose an ongoing threat, or will they learn to leave the bees alone?
Second, I can't decide whether to go to small/natural size cells. Since I'm just starting, won't it be easier to start the regression (is that the word?) from the start than to change my mind later.
Thanks in advance!