Howdy folk's, I've read how hard it is to move hives especially if it's just a short way(around the yard). I have 3 acres on the north side of a mountain,some is full shade some is full light and some is dappled or mostly morning light. I've picked a couple of places. One gets good to dappled morning light while mostly dappled to shaded in the afternoon it is in my front yard about 50yds east of my house and 50 yds west of a 2 lane highway that gets alot of traffic.
Another spot is appx. 40 yds behind my house with full sun till late in the evening. Good part is it's 2 miles to the next road west of me and that is a dirt road. My worry with this one is it gets real hot here in the summer and with little or no shade it may be bad for them. Any recommendations?
Also I live in an area that is all assorted hard woods, creek bottoms and the only openings are cow pastures. I've heard it would not make good forage for the bees. Is this true?
Also for the bees would it be preferable to put the 2 hives together or on separate sides of the property? Of course for me it would be best if they were close.
This and anything else you would recommend for a newbie just setting up his first hives would be appreciated. Thank's, Brad