How important is sunlight?
I have a spot picked out for my first hive, I hope. The only issue is that it will only get a bit of morning and late evening sun with complete cover throughout the day in central Indiana. It is under trees, so it will essentially have full sun in the winter and now, but once the trees come in, it will be very shady. I have other spots that get more sun, but they would be harder to keep my dog away from or in the front yard where mailman walks nearby. Is sun during warm months that important?