Ok, my bees will be delivered in less than an hour. While I was out walking around my back yard looking around I realized where I want to put them will not have direct sunlight until mid morning and will lose direct sunlight by mid afternoon because of the orientation of our house. My "perfect" location went to a "mediocre" spot.
I can put them on the north side of the house but the yard is very narrow there, so the hive will be about 24" away from the side of my house.
Which is my better option - long exposure to sunlight but close to the house (and exposed to neighbors view) or less direct sunlight?