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I've been keeping bees at my house in the shade, but I am about at the limit of how many hives I want to keep at my house. Where I live, it gets up to 115 in the summer with fairly low humidity. Since, outside of around homes, there aren't many trees around here, would hives be okay with no shade?
 

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I used to prefer partial shade in Florida when I was commercial. Now with small hive beetles full sun is preferred. Unless you paint the top black or green the bees will keep it cool enough. Most of the commercial beeks are in full sun in Florida.
 

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Do the temps regularly hit the mid 110's in Florida? Here we'll have weeks at a time where it hits 112 - 115 every day.
 

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I live in Minnesota were it does not get so hot. I want to keep some bees in my yard, but it is quite shady. How much shade would be too much for me to not want to keep bees there? It is well drained.
 
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