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I'm planning on building a tabe to put my hives on that i am getting. About 45" x 16" for 2 hives..

But i was thinking of putting them where it's shady in the afternoon.

I read somewhere that honey production is maximized if they are in full sun..

however, it's already 96 degrees... so it's going to be much hotter soon...

Would i find a glob of melted wax if it was in the full sun?


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top ventilation, screened bottom boards help prevent that. a piece of latticework from a home improvement store helps at noon(placed on top, about 4x4 feet). or check your local building mat. recycler. good luck,mike
 

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Would i find a glob of melted wax if it was in the full sun?
Afternoon sun is hotter than morning sun. I try placing mine where there is something to shade them [at least partially] from the West. I have seen wax fall from the frames from the heat. I have dwelt in Kentucky [just south of Bowling Green] during the 1996 hot summer. There was no comparison to the Texas heat. As you know it is not uncommon to hit close to 110F during the summer. I prefer a little shade in the afternoon. 96F approaches Kentucky's normal max summer temperature. If we only reached 96F here I would think I was on vacation in Kentucky:lpf:.

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