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Location receives direct sun from sun rise to about 10:30 am on the front and again from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm on the back. It is located between two oak trees that block the sun during the afternoons.
Location is relatively sheltered from the wind.
Location is about 1/4 mile walk though a horse pasture.

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My backyard, 1/4 mile away from current location
Location would receive sun light all day long.
Location would be exposed to windy exposures
It would be in my backyard!

Now I admit, I am contemplating the move because the new hives are not building very well, so if the lack afternoon sun has absolutely no bearing on this, I will leave them.
I guess it comes down to Sun vs. Wind vs. would it even help.
 

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I try to keep mine in the sun, the bees warm and and get out quicker and it seems to help with keeping other bugs at bay (not completely but at bay).
 

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It largely depends on your location as well. My hives are in the shade most of the day and are building up just fine. The only benefit of full sun is it can keep certain pests at bay, but I don't have small hive beetles up here, so it's not really an issue.
 
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