How much sunlight do hives need?

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by TheWoodsman, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. TheWoodsman

    TheWoodsman New Member

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    Where i want to put mine gets it 6-8 hours a day of sun, is that enough? How about the wild honeybee hives i've seen in the woods. They are in a tree in the MIDDLE of the woods, they cant be getting that much sun?
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Unless you live far enough south to have Small Hive Beetles, they can do fine in the shade. The more sun, the better, but 6 to eight hours is fine. The reason for facing south is to block the north winds and cold in the winter from blowing into the entrance.