This is my first post and from what I have read so far on these boards they look very helpful.
I have a question about hive orientation and placement. The field where I will place the hive has full Southern sun and Eastern sun in the morning. Should I place the hive to the North of a tree to prevent too much Southern exposure, but get good morning sun from the East?
Also, there is an interstate about a quarter mile away. If the hive entrance is pointed in this direction are the bees more likely to pass through the interstate or will they be smart enough to pass over traffic?