Again, I live in NE Ohio. I am getting ready to order my packages for next year. This year was my first year and I had only one hive. It was being robbed and my bees left. I want to start with two hives next year. I will have robbing screens on both hives from the start. I can get Italians or Carniolans. Should I get one of each? Is that okay or should I get two of the same kind? What would you recommend? Also, do I need to place the hives a certain distance apart? I am on an acre, so it would not be a problem. Any help/advice would be appreciated.