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Beekeeping: Beehive height

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yardener
Greenfield, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 7, 2012
11:44 AM

Post #9033424

How high off the ground should I place my bee hives? Is a typical cinder block high enough or too high?

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rentman
Frankfort, KY
(Zone 6a)

March 7, 2012
12:07 PM

Post #9033437

I believe 6" or even higher if you don't want to bend down.
A cinder block is find.
Ray4852
Arcade, NY
(Zone 5a)

March 7, 2012
4:19 PM

Post #9033761

my hives are 20 inches off the ground to keep the skunks out. its also good for ventilation with screen bottom boards.
rentman
Frankfort, KY
(Zone 6a)

March 7, 2012
5:06 PM

Post #9033840

Sounds good to me.
begoniacrazii
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 8, 2012
7:24 AM

Post #9034476

I'm with Ray, we put ours 18" to keep skunks out.

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