This is our 1st year at beekeeping and we're starting with 2 hives. We're out in the sticks on 32acres, maybe 4 with preferable sun.(North coastrange Oregon) Beyond conveniences we aren't sure of the pluses and minuses for putting the hives side by side or separating them. We're also unsure of the preferences of getting 2 packages of either Italians or Carniolans or 1 of each. Any food for thought would be appreciated. Thanks