>"Putting the hive in dappling sunlight. Ideally, avoiding full sun, because the warmth os the sum requires the colony to work hard to regulate the hive's temperature in the summer."
I started with that theory, but in the end I decided the ones in full sun did better, produced better, wintered better and built up in the spring better.
>" By contrast, you also want to avoid deep, dark shade, because it can make the hive damp and the colony listless."
And it makes them MUCH nicer to work on a hot day. :)