I am Lee from Newport beach. Finally got myself a hive and gathering as much info as I can before introducing some bees.
I am lucky enough to live on a decent sized (for Sydney) block of bushland with minimal neighbours. The neighbours that I do have are all not likely to be affected by my bees other than to enjoy seeing them in their gardens and of course jars of honey as gifts.
I am considering placing my hive on my (flat) roof facing the entrance NE direction. I get dappled tree shade so not too worried about it getting too hot and the trees also give some shelter from the summer NE winds.
If there is anyone out there who would be interested in checking out my setup to be sure im on the right path that would be great. I want to get it right.