My wife and I recently started beekeeping, we built our own top bar barrel bee hives. But once we finished the hive we learned about chicken tractors and realized that you don't need a lot of space for a coop for just a few chickens and had this idea... What if we built a chicken coop out of the base of our barrel bee hives? We couldn't find anything online where people had bees and chickens in this close of proximity but nothing that really suggested it wouldn't work either. Has anyone here had experiences with bees and chickens in really close proximity? Here's an article I wrote explaining our ideas and how we built them: http://www.independencehomestead.com/2012/04/17/top-bar-barrel-bee-hive-chicken-coops/ Here's a picture of what we ended up with. Would love to hear any comments/suggestions! We plan on having 3 hens in each coop.