Putting the hive in the greenhouse is just to keep it out of the weather. It might help with animals, but a determined bear could get in there.
Valdez gets an average of 30 feet of snow every winter. We aren't real cold, but get lots of moisture. Rarely below 20 here. 350 miles north in Fairbanks, it can be -40 to our 20.
Grow mostly raspberries, so I'm interested in seeing if the bees improve our yields. I plan to take on a queen from the initiative.