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Thread: Sun or shade?

  1. #1
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    Default Sun or shade?

    is it better to put the hive box in direct sun (east/west exposure) or indirect with more shade (north/south exposure)? i live in Los Angeles so the temp swings aren't all that severe. This is my first hive...and i'd rather not kill the bees or have them leave...

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    Homer, Michigan, usa
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    Default Re: Sun or shade?

    Hi, I am from Michigan. My father and I have eight hives. Some are in the shade and some are not, tempature may reach a high of 90 degrees. Usually if the hive becomes too hot, they will hang out on the front porch( al lot of em)

  3. #3
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    Flora,IL
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    Default Re: Sun or shade?

    in your part of teh country I would stick with shade.....

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    Land O Lakes, FL
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    Default Re: Sun or shade?

    Find out if there are small hive beetles in your area. If there are, full sun.

  5. #5
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    West los angeles CA
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    Default Re: Sun or shade?

    Thanks to all who responded. Sun it is with an eastern facing entrance! laurie bee

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