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Offline Jesse Sammons

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Where is the best place to put your hives?
« on: May 06, 2008, 09:35:18 AM »
Where is the best place to put your hives? How far apart, early morning sun and mid after noon shade, or 
early shade and after noon sun? etc. etc. etc.

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Re: Where is the best place to put your hives?
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2008, 10:22:56 AM »
In summer I like early morning sun and afternoon shade. In winter I like full sun all day. I try to always have them facing south.

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Re: Where is the best place to put your hives?
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2008, 11:53:27 AM »
wherever is easiest for you and has sun. The ideal place is where you are most likely to take good care of them and makes life simple.
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Re: Where is the best place to put your hives?
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2008, 05:58:33 AM »
Where to put bees - out of sight of neighbors or passing traffic.  Bees need water and the neighbors swimming pool is not a good place for them to seek it out.  Avoid shade - bees can handle the full sun of an Australia summer - but I do have top vents as do most hives in Australia - so they should handle most sunny positions.  Face the entrance towards the rising sun - bees get up earlier than most of us.  Wind is a damaging factor so keep them protected from chilly blasts.

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Re: Where is the best place to put your hives?
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2008, 11:38:12 AM »
thanks again to all that help!