I showed in another topic the way I had trimmed around my hive to help prevent SHB infestations. I've noticed this weekend while I've been off of work, even with the trimming, the hives get only about 6 hours of direct sunlight per day, as it is in northern Alabama now. I've picked out a place where each hive will be in direct sunlight from just minutes after sunup till just minutes before sundown, 365 days out of the year. Both hives will need to be moved about 200 - 250 feet from where they are now. I'd like to move them the complete distance early some morning while it is still cold, place them in the new location, place an obstruction such as a leafy branch in front of the opening and let them reorient to the new location as it warms up during the morning. I'll have to do this by myself so I'll be moving one box at a time until I get the three boxes per hive moved. I have an extra top cover and bottom board that I can use so each box will be covered while the move is in progress. What do you think? Open to any suggestions.