I started 2 hives this year, and they did very well.
After carefully considering where to place them I choose a spot just into the woods near my pole barn.
We have about 4 acres with alot of 80ft oak trees, the back of the property open's up to a field.
In the field there is a pretty strong prevailing wind from the north north east.
I opted for the trees looking for dappled sunlight and wind protection.
What I have is a pretty good spot but I don't think there is enough sunlight.
They don't start getting sun till 10:00am (the entrance faces southeast)
I try to do my inspections around 1:30pm so I will have some sun some to see eggs but its rarely enough.
Planning to add two hives this spring and I'm going to put them in the field and just build a windbreak.
My question is should I move these this winter or would it be smarter to leave them for another season, and make a comparison 1st.
This is a pic of where they are:
There is more sun (as in the pic) after 5pm and the bees do work late.
Is this an "if it ain't broke don't fix it scenario"