My hive is in full sun.
After considering several locations on my property, this is the best I had...
Anything in partial shade would have either been on a slope or too close to then house for comfort..
Is being in full sun bad for them?
I have a screened bottom board, as well as a screened inner cover..
I have a friend who has several hives, and the one in mostly full sun doesn't seem to produce as well as the ones in partial shade..
Mine seems lagging a bit as far as filling up frames with brood..the bottom box is full, but they haven't really done much with the top boxes (2)..
I'm sure there are big producers who have numerous hives in their bee yards in full sun, so, maybe I'm worried about nothing.
P.S..Since my hive is now "established", I really can't move them, nor do I think it wise to disrupt them with a move..