I was just wondering if anyone has any experience with bees flying through chain mesh fencing? I need to move my hives and the most feasible location is facing out in to adjacent paddocks with the entrance close to chain mesh fencing (Due to access reasons this is the most feasible setup). By chain mesh i mean the large linked fences that are about 2m high. Has anyone ever done this before? did the chain mesh create any hassles for the bees?
Also, has anyone ever located their hives in full sun? If you had vented lids and we're able to put a stick under the lid in high temperatures would this be sufficient? would good access to water be imperative to their being able to keep the hive cool? any advice would be appreciated...
I have my hives at a friends place and up until recently there hadn't been any hassles but i have 12 hives now in an area that they walk through - the guy got buzzed the other day and now he's a bit nervous. He's asked me not to put anymore there until they're out of their walking path (fair enough and he's been kind enough to let me put my hives there)