>the winds may be higher here so I'm going to build a wind blocking fence.
Two issues with where you are now: winds will gust to 65 mph sometimes. The wind is relentless. I thought it was relentless in Nebraska, but after living in Laramie, I realize I didn't know what relentless was... If you have brand new boxes with no propolis between them yet, you need a concrete block on top to keep the wind from gradually moving the boxes...
They all have pretty decent blocks on top. And I'm not leaving huge open entrances on them this year. I'm thinking of putting a piece of plywood up as a snow fence, block the worst of the wind.
A poorly constructed wind fence can be worse then nothing. I've once had a wide piece of metal sheet blowing just above my had .
Dfa (Humid continental warm summer climate)