Where should hives be placed?
I have three possible places that I was considering placing hives,
1. A wooded area on the side of a hill about 100 yards away from water, 200 yards away from alfalfa fields and 1/2 mile away from apple orchards.
2. A slightly wooded area at the base of a small hill about 20 feet from alfalfa fields and 50 feet away from water.
3. A partially wooded area right in between two small cliffs about 15 feet from water and 300 Yards from alfalfa fields.The field and the orchards are sprayed often.
Can anyone tell me where the best place to place the hives is.
p.s. do bees gather any type of nectar from alfalfa.