Welcome to BEESOURCE . With 3 or 4 hives put some space between them if you want, spread them around the yard, or build an 8-10 foot long stand and set them on that evenly spaced apart. Drifting and disease could be an issue, or not, but is a valid point and to some a valid concern. Plenty of beeks place 3-4 hives on hivestands in their residential yards close together, and commercials put 4-6 on a pallet almost right up against eachother. I vote for spread em out a little if you have the room to do so, although I'm one of those guys with 4 hives to a 48x48 pallet. Good luckHow come so opposite in answers here with a simple question?
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For a fence that doesn't move often, you can take cedar, redwood or cyprus 1x6 or 1x8 planks and lay directly under the electric fence. Makes trimming a breeze and keeps the fence from shorting out in the tall grass if you can't get to that yard often.Also depends on if you have to keep a bear fence around them like I do, you can't be spreading them all over the yard. Also makes an issue of keeping the grass down with in the electric fence, how much to you want to cut with a weed eater?