for the experienced beeks in the forum, any thoughts on best locations for where hives are located? my wife and I are already talking about having a 2nd hive, possibly even more and it doesn't seem that for the sake of my toddlers and neighbors, near the house is not the best option.
we have a wetland area and then a large open space/clearing near saltwater. If I built a nice, sturdy stand and cemented it in place, would it be acceptable if oriented out near the water? the only things that I might be concerned about is lack of shelter/wind break and/or if proximity to saltwater is a turn off to a honeybee? i would think they would have an easy access to freshwater within the wetland area of our property.