I have just about completed my second year and my hives are in a row about 4 to 5 feet apart facing south. The most easterly hive has been the best by far for 2 years and the most westerly hive has been the worst. I have had a couple of supers on the easterly hive where as the others have only one super. The hives in between are average.The easterly hive has more activity, more bees and just does better. Does anyone have any suggestions for arranging my 5 hives for next year. Perhaps they shouldn't be in a line or mayBEE to close. The area is an open area in he woods but receive sun all day and I provide a continuous source of water for all hives.