Well I have 4 beehives in my yard and I have tried and failed 3 times to keep bees in my father's orchard. I got to believe that something fishy was going on. So over the summer, I was hired to remove a swarm from someone's wall and I put the kidnapped bees in a hive body in the orchard, but we bought a game cam. All was fine as long as it was sultry hot, but now that its cooler and hunting season, and unfortunately the cam's batteries died, we get a call from my brother that the hive was turned over. Well my bro has guts, because he put it as straight as he could @ night, without protection and covered them. By the time I found out the next morning, I mixed some syrup, got my gear and went over. That was when I discovered they had been shot with a shotgun and that the batteries were dead. Well I straightened the hive and put the second brood chamber and covered and changed batteries. Now we are going to keep a real close eye on it. I just don't see how some people function.