I was reading Keeping Bees today and in the section about selecting a site and designing your apiary, it suggested many things including putting your hives on a firm cement pad.
Has anyone here done that? I was considering it, but does the cement reflect too much sun, do the bees not prefer it, does it get too sticky if honey or necter is spilt? Anything you can think of that would say, "Don't do this because . . ."