Advice on Site Selection
I did a search, but did not find exactly what I needed, so I want to ask for advice on site selection. I have two queens and two 3lb packets of Italians arriving the end of the month. I have the equipment for two hives, and I have never raised bees. I have been reading and saw the best place is one with "dappled light". Well I only have "dappled light in the winter when the leaves are gone.
I have 71 acres and just about any combination of sites you can think of: wooded high and low ground, pond with woods and pasture, open pasture high and low ground, pasture with cedar windbreaks etc. I would aappreciate any advice on where to put these two hives and should they be close or separated? Thanks.