Stand height for wintering poly nucs

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Best height for a open mesh floor polynuc overwinter

  • Typical hive stand

    Votes: 9 90.0%
  • Ground

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Pallet

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Block mesh floor

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Makes no odds

    Votes: 1 10.0%

  • Total voters
    10
  • Poll closed .

DaveG23 

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I do something a bit similar. Hollow blocks (very cheap but very strong) with paving slabs on top (or sometimes without). The hollow blocks allow a strap to be fastened through them easily, after which it would take something like a nuclear blast to knock the hive over.
I am tempted to get some of those blocks, that's a nice simple & secure set up.
 

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I have voted for a hive stand but in addition I will wrap a skirt around the legs to prevent cold draughts blowing on the underside of the mesh floor as I have to leave the insert out to minimise the humidity.
Mesh floors are brilliant and the bees are able to control their own ventilation but a sustained cold blow plays havoc with the cluster especially the very damp winds we get from the sea in winter
 

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Block the mesh floor for Winter. My nuc floors are all solid, insulated, with under hive entrances now.
 
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