Re: Full sun in deep south?
Phoenix42, where in Galveston County are you? I am in Santa Fe. A beekeeper friend of mine told me that hive beetles destroyed several of his bee hives in Alvin. Since then, I went out and bought a dozen beetle traps - the kind you put a little vegetable in, and insert between the frames. I only have one bee box, with 9 frames in it, and 2 beetle traps. If you want a few beetle traps, I can give you some. Just let me know.
Susan, Extremely New Beekeeper, Santa Fe, TX