(Note: I tried posting this in Beekeeping 101 but for some reason it wouldn't let me post a topic. Please move this, sorry!)
What are your suggestions for securing an apiary? The property that our hives could potentially be located on would be completely fenced in; however, it'd be within sight of pedestrians and cars on a road at least 100-150 feet away from the hives.
Would the fencing alone be sufficient? We are concerned about vandalism, theft of the hive, etc because of media reports on malicious actions against beehives (nationally, we do not believe there are any issues in the local area). Are these concerns warranted?