Great photos - but it sure looks disorganized to me. And entrances seem to not be South oriented (by the looks of the straps). Maybe this is not as important as I thought.
I think that this beekeeper has literally just dropped the hives straight off his trailer. This is probably good for the beekeeper's back by minimising effort, but probably bad for drifting. In fact these hives were very close together. Despite this they looked busy enough and healthy enough and I expect that they'll do very well here. The weather hasn't been too bad this last month or so.
Interesting what you say about south facing entrances, as one year on the moors my hives were positioned by a wall which blocked the morning sun, whilst my friend's caught the first rays of sunshine. Guess whose bees were last to come out?
Yes it was a lovely walk. I walked into the valley just below the farm that you can see on the top, and found this wonderful waterfall.