Re: Morning Sun in the northeast (VT)
I'd opt for the field and put in battery / solar fencing if you think you are going to need it. I've strapped hives before and have had mixed success. In a couple of cases, they just got knocked over (I strapped them to a pallet which makes it harder to tip). In other cases, they got ripped up and in one case the entire 4 box hive was rolled down a small hill before the bear took off. In my opinion, the more sunlight the better.
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