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Is it on the North-South axis, the East-West axis or some other orientation?

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I've usually observed wild Indian Bees (Apis cerana) orient their hives in an East-West direction. The entrances are usually oriented towards the Sun.

This is purely from my own observation (in South India) and not from any research.

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So are the combs parallel or perpendicular to the E-W axis ? – user2534 Feb 20 '14 at 14:59

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