Since I am lazy and don't like bending over a lot, I've put all of my hives up on 4x4 frames that put the bottom board about 20" off of the ground.
Instead of buying a bunch of straw bales or plywood to use as a wind break, for years I have used a sheet of peg board that I cut into pieces just a few inches large than the bottom boards. When it gets cold and windy here, all I have to do is lift one end of the hive and slip the piece under the bottom board. With all the small holes in the peg board, ventilation is no issue.
Very little disturbance to the hive, very easy to store during warmer seasons and very inexpensive.