apiary start-up questions
i am starting up beekeeping again after a 5-year hiatus. this will be my 3rd year keeping bees in total and my first in NJ and also first time having them in my yard. i will have 2 hives on about 3/4 acre including a wooded area.
i have a few questions:
1. what are some ideas for providing a water source for the bees? all references seem kinda vague.
2. i dont' have a lot of sun, but several locations that are partial sun/dappled sun. would that be okay? the really sunny spots are where the kids play and there is also a pathway running adjacent to the yard in those areas.
3. if i put a small fence around the two hives, how much room should i allow inside to adequately work? (considering putting up a picket fence to keep out kids and critters -- groundhogs, skunks, rabbits, deer)