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I have access to some 1x1 concrete pavers. I am setting up my apiary in some softer ground. Is it ok to put the pavers down and put the hive stands on the pavers? Seems like it would help with weed control and controlling SHB reproduction.

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Steve in Central Florida
 

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I use pavers and they work fine for supporting and leveling the hive stand. I don't think they'll help with SHB unless you also put down a ground cover under the pavers. Probably even that won't be entirely effective.
 

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I use pavers and they work fine for supporting and leveling the hive stand. I don't think they'll help with SHB unless you also put down a ground cover under the pavers. Probably even that won't be entirely effective.
I don't see why not. One of my hives is on a sloped part of my yard from which I dug out a tree stump. I filled the hole with dirt and then river rock, then covered with pavers on top of which I placed cinder blocks for the hive. It's working well and survived a Pacific Northwest winter.
 
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