Re: Abandoned Bee Hive
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> should bees in general be placed in the sunlight?
Since you are in North Carolina, one of the hive issues you get to deal with is small hive beetles. Many beekeepers find that hives in full sun offers some advantage in fighting SHB. Also, hives with an east/south sun exposure generally will "wake up and go to work" earlier in the morning than hives in full shade.
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