How many inches does the hive have to be off the ground to prevent Skunks from bothering the hives? I'm asking because LePew was in the garage looking for cat food last night, it knows how to use the pet door. I have 2 choices as to where to put my hives- one is back by the edge of the woods, not too far from the skunk burrows. or#2 up by the barn, skunk goes there also, to get barn cat food. I have lots of pallets, so I was just going to cut down & stack a couple to put the hives on. Also how far apart should the hives be placed on the pallet? My hive stands all have solid or "winter" bottom bases.