We have a 36’ x 36’ fenced apiary on our farm. It sits a quarter mile south of County Road 1000, our northern border. There is also a protective moraine between the two.

The apiary’s 6’ fence has so far kept out large mammals, including deer, coyotes, and the legendary Michigan Bear that is reputed to visit our area periodically. The fence does less well with smaller animals, such as racoons and skunks, but we trap them humanely and release them as far from the apiary as our property extends. Sometimes this works.