Brian, I was thinking about what you were saying about stacking two 4X4s. Does that make a precarious hive stand? I would worry that the blocks of wood would fall over. What about drilling a hole and putting some rebar or something to hold the 4X4s together?
After seeing the stuff that was on my solid bottomboard after this winter, I seriously may consider not using any bottoms on my colonies at all, not even screened bottomboards. Are you planning on leaving the colonies screenless too even this winter? I am listening, learning, making choices.....have a wonderful and most beautiful day, Cindi
I was shocked at what was on the bottomboard after the winter in the deep spring cleanup -- and it kind of gave me the willies, I am not kidding you. There was even some sort of ugleeeeeeee larvae that hatched since the last time that I cleaned them, which was about a month ago. I did take some pictures, but haven't got them internet-friendly yet.....they were hideous and ugly, kind of orange and I didn't like the looks of them at all.....pictures will be here soon to show you what they looked like, scarey stuff to me!!!!!