I just got my first hive two weeks ago.
Is east facing with our house wall behind it, close to the neighbour’s fence. The remainder of our garden is to the north & west. There are lots of flowers with pollen / nectar.
The hive is active (apparently Italian bees). However the bees all seem to fly off to the east. And there are literally no bees in our garden. Not even the adjacent pepper tree.
I am very puzzled! Any thoughts / suggestions? Do we maybe need to move the hive?