I have picked the location for my hives. It is in a fenced in backyard behind my garage. This is a part of my yard that my dog has usually had access to. I think that it makes sense to partition the area with the hives to keep the dog from being stung out of curiosity over what is in the new boxes in the yard.
My question is, just how much area do I need to set aside to keep the dog safe? Does the fence perimeter just need to be a couple of feet or do I need 10 feet or more? Is simple chain link adequate, or do I need to consider visually blocking the hive as well as physically blocking it?
Thanks in advance.