My hives will be placed at my summer house which is situated on the North side of a small hill.
I have cut down a small shrubbery which is blocking the South-East sun. So in summer the hives will get some sun at least.
I see now that winter sun is way too low on the horizon and the hives dont get it at all. Is this a big issue?
I've read that bees need to do clensing flights and they do this when its a sunny day.
I dont want my bees pooing in the hive just because the hive isnt exposed to winter sun.
Do/did you keep hives in places which dont get winter sun? What is your observation?