After having my five hives destroyed by bears last year, I am ready to start all over this year. I plan to put up a baited electric fence to try to keep the bears away or at least from getting to the hives. I want to put the hives in a new location as my old spot was hard to maneuver in. How important do you think afternoon shade is? I want to face them to get morning sun but that may make it difficult on this property to get shade as they will be pretty much out in the open.