Hey guys, was working at a house with a new hive recently and got me interested in owning one of my own. I started some research and have a few questions if anyone’s willing to answer.
First up I was wondering if there where any others who have hives in the Brisbane area that could comment on how they cope with our temperatures, being that I have little more than 2-3 frosts a year will I need to do much in winter to stop them from freezing/starving, or do they generally handle it this far north?
Secondly Iv been reading hives need good morning (southern) sunlight, how necessary is this as I have many gum trees to my south so see no sun til mid morning, is this an issue?
Thanks in advance for any answers, I look forward to giving bees a try but want to make sure i have the right conditions where I live, cheers