Sooner - I like the feeder on the side. Mine sits on top of the hive. Are the cattle panels for keeping livestock away from the hive? They aren't going to be much use if they're for keeping the bees in. That's my attempt at morning humor. I think I need a second cup of coffee before I type anything else.
POCO you made me smile so your humor is doing fine! Yes we have horses & the neighbor has cattle (that sometimes end up on our side) so it is to make sure it doesn't get knocked over & they can't get up too close.
Funny thing after I got the bee's in one of our cats were sitting right next to the brick just hanging out, every once in a while she would swat at a bee but never got stung....I wish I would of got that picture before I called her out.