Second year beekeeping up north here in Edmonton Alberta Canada and in prepping for winter I am wondering what is the best hive layout for the bees in our cold. I have 4 hives and am wondering which works better for them, 4 on a pallet or 4 in a row. 4 on a pallet seems good because each hive has two sides not exposed to the elements and easy to bundle but found that last year the northern two hives were poor starting in spring while the front two exposed to the sun were much stronger. Im wondering if I put all four in a row and wrap them, will there be a better chance that they all will start stronger in spring being all exposed to the suns warmth? Any insight anyone?