We have decided to put our New Zealand bees at the Ranch near the family farm. This is a 480 acre property 100 miles north east of Edmonton that is primarily bush with a large meadow. There are also several trails through the bush that my Dad strategically placed throughout the property to allow for easy access to the most remote parts. It is not unusual to see moose or deer pasturing in the meadow. There are also a large number of bears in the immediate area. We always take bear-spray and pack a shotgun for the worst-case scenario. On occasion, we will see a lone wolf or coyote loping off to the safety of the bush as our vehicle approaches.