I am a newbee busily assembling my first hive and equipment for next spring. Over the last week or so, the city & the electric company have sent crews down my alley to trim any trees or bushes that might interfere with the power lines or the garbage trucks that go down the alley. Both times, the trucks sat idling right outside the spot on my 6' high back fence where I intend to set my hive in front of. The crews also worked on the 10' high weed trees/shrubs belonging to my next door neighbor. These are within 15' of my hive to be. I got to thinking--wouldn't these workers disturb the bees? We have had temperatures as high as 50 degrees recently, and it's conceivable that bees might be out flying. Might these guys with their little chain saws aggravate the bees and possibly get stung?
My question is, would this situation warrant keeping the bees inside the hive if possible using a moving screen?