I’m looking to place my hive for the upcoming season. But I have some questions about how much the bee presence to expect.
My preference is the green spot- It faces east, is fenced in but the pool deck is just above. I’m concerned about the bees interfering with summer activities on the deck.
The other sport is the pink area but it doesn’t face east and would be partially shaded by the shed its next to and the trees above. Again I’m concerned about bees flying across the pool.
The orange location faces east, gets morning sun and afternoon shade but isn’t protected by a fence.
Red dot would face south ish and get morning sun. It would also be protected by an awning. But the hive entrance would need to face the sidewalk (in order to have access to the rear to harvest).
I guess my general question is: How much bee traffic should I expect and how closely can the bees live in harmony with people who enjoy the yard and being outside.