I am a newbee. Just started my first hives this week. I have not had any trouble as of yet but I live in a very wooded area. There are many skunk and raccoon in the woods around me. To combat this possible pest problem I have built a "bench" the width of my hives and 8 ft long. It sits 20 inches high. both of my hives sit on one end of this stand. I have installed strap down hooks for extra protection from varmints and wind storms.
I recently Saw a Solar Electric Fence at Farm n Fleet and thought it may be a good added measure of protection. My idea is to install the fence around the upper frame of the stand using the insulators installed at each corner. Any animal trying to climb the stand would get a zap.
My Question is will an electric field so close bother or interfere the bees in any way?
Here is the stand:
I know it may seem that I am over doing the protection a bit but I have had to escort opossums and raccoons out of my garage on many occasions.
Thank you in advance!