Several mentioned putting the hives in a dog run to keep coons out. You will need to chainlink the top of it too, or at least use very heavy, small hole chickenwire over the top. Coon will have no problem climbing chain link, pulling light chickenwire apart like taffy, jumping in, filling up, and climbing back out. Lost a gosling a night, and then my 3 best/friendliest laying hens to one that found a weak spot where we had wired around the shade tree in one of our chicken yards before we trapped it out. :-\
Chainlinking the top is a really heavy job, scaffolding would help. But the plus is that if you tarp over the chainlink or heavy dipped chickenwire which is lighter to work with, the tarp will not sag, and it will should shade the bees in the hottest part of the day. You should also have a foundation for the bottom, or the coon can easily dig under. Several feet inside and out of buried heavy wire/chainlink, several feet of metal siding, concrete pad or whatever else folks successfully use to keep their chickens safe.