At the moment I have one Warre hive on a two-hive stand. I have a second Warre hive ready for occupation, which I intend to place on the stand next to the occupied hive.
I have two questions which I hope someone will be able to help me with:
1 – Is it ok to have the entrance of the new hive facing the same way (south) as the existing hive, or should I rotate it so that it is facing a different way (east)?
2 – Should I set up the new hive with just two boxes and add more as the colony expands, or is it ok to set up the four boxes right from the start? (Cavities in hollow trees don’t grow to accommodate increasing colonies).
I’m very new to this, so any advice would be much appreciated.