I've just read Charles Simon's bottomless beekeeping and was wondering what you all thought of his idea of not using bottom board at all. Being that this will be my first year keeping bees, what he says makes a lot of sense to me. But like I said this is my first year and i have a lot to learn (but not unlearn, if you catch my drift!). He keeps his hives elevated high enough off the ground to eliminate mouse and skunk damage. Thoughts and experiences?