I am about to get a flow hive and start my Beekeeping journey. I live in a 3 level townhouse and there is limited space for me to place the beehive.
(1) The first location is the Rooftop. However, the roof access is via a skylight. On the roof, I would not have a problem with sunlight. However, I am worried about two things, ease of maintaining the hive and putting water up on the roof for hot days. Secondly, if ever I need to move the hive, it would be hard to move.
(2) Second location is in the courtyard against the wall. The problem would be the morning sun is blocked by the house. The bees would have a flight path over a high fence.
(3) Third location is in the courtyard against a fence. Same issue with the sunlight. As it is against the fence, I am thinking of building a chimney so that the bees can fly through it and over the fence.
Let me know what is a better option. Thank you.