I was approached by the board of a local fall festival and asked if I would like to put hives on their grounds. This is an old, unused apple orchard, about 200 acres. About 150 acres of it is never used, just brush hogged once or twice a year in between old abandoned rows of apple trees. The setting is phenomenal for the bees. I just finished setting up about 25 hives in the back end of the property. They are actually on the south side of the last row of old trees so it is open to the south but somewhat protected from the west wind in winter. The closest neighbors are a ton of rabbits and deer, an occasional horseback rider or 4 wheeler but for 51 weeks of the year, there is almost no human contact. In mid October for 2 days they will hold their Apple Festival on the other side of the property. There wont even be any parking anywhere near the hives. No one will even be aware they are there. The closest parking fields are several hundred yards from where the bees are. I am not really worried about people being in contact with the hives. What I am a little worried about is the bees finding their way to 90,000...yes 90,000 people that will be at the other end of the property for 2 days. There are many huge tents full of crafters and food vendors as well as barns selling apple pies, apple pancakes, ice cream, and anything else apple related. I'm wondering if all that food will attract 25 hives of bees to visit and become a nuisance. I am wondering if there is anything I might do to keep their attention in the back 40? Community feeders for a week or 2? Any thoughts?