I might be getting a hive with someone in my neighborhood. My wife doesn't want bees on our property so this is the only way. The neighbor has a wooded ares (not full sun and not full shade) that we could face the front of the hive SE, there are trees as windbreaks, and it's near a garden. Other things to note, the lake in our area is about 250ft west of this location. is that too far of a water source? It would be really nice if the lake could supply the water for the hive as that's one less thing to worry about. I might be doing most of the maintenance as well which is why I ask. She's providing the land and we'll probably split the cost of supplies.