Re: New guy starting withTop Bar Hives
They will do just fine. My hives get 8-10 hours of direct sun. Face the entrance east/southeast.
I had read somewhere that the hives need the morning sun but need shade the rest of the day. Here in West Texas the trees are few; only alot of West Texas Weeds aka Mesquite trees. Is having the daytime shade a necessity? or will they do ok?
Oh and those Mesquite trees might be a good honey producer for you next spring.
You can pretty much set them up side by side. (long ways)
Is there a minimum space I need to consider with hive placement?
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