I have a small fenced area in which I anticipated being able to set 4 hives in a row and another 4 in a row in front. I never really considered working them though. So the front four would basically be set maybe two or so feet in front of the back row. Now I think this was a mistake as I'd be directly in front of the back hives as I worked the front hives.
And thoughts? I don't really want the hive entrances to face each other as it'd be harder to observe from outside the fence, and half the hive entrances would be facing away from the sun for the most part.
Am I over thinking this?