I have a hive stand and a screened bottom board I just installed. The base of the hive is two cinder blocks set securely in the ground and a piece of flagstone across them to provide a larger flat area. This was perfect with my older bottom board, but I now have noticed that since the flagstone is not perfectly square, or as large as the hive stand, that air can get under the stand in both front and back. This gives greater ventalation, perhaps too much.
WOuld you guys recommend I close off the bottmom of the stand with plywood or something, maybe in the fall this is a good idea. The screened bottom is designed to have a small opening in the back (a 1/2 inch or so) but this set up currently has a few square inches of pass through airflow and I am wondering if this will be a problem now in the summer, or in the future colder months.
It would be easy enough to cut plywood that I can rest ont he flagstone under the stand that would close it off and limit the airflow to the designed opening.
...Things that make you go HMMmmm ....