In the rush for complex solutions, traditional ideas are often overlooked...
Plain beehive bases work very well. Especially in dryer, colder climates not subject to large infestations of Small Hive Beetles.
This base kit consists of:
1" riser radiata pine - reqires painting and assembling
masonite base board
Cypress pine cleats - not necessaary to paint
This base requires painting and assembling. Perfect for those who prefer DIY.
Unassembled bases are a cheap option for those with large hive numbers, or on a budget.
Add beetle traps if Small Hive Beetles are an issue.