Greetings folks!

I am seriously looking into starting a very small scale bee keeping operation on my property in Portland, TN, which is located about 30 minutes north of Nashville, and about 20 minutes south of Bowling Green, KY.

My wife and I own about 5 acres, of which 2 acres is a peach orchard. I am curious as to where would be the most appropriate place for the hives, as I also thought about placing them either somewhere near or within the orchard, or in the center of 4 apple trees, which sit on the border of the peach orchard.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much!

Paul