When initially setting up my hive I thought about putting concrete under my hive but of the time I did not. Now I would like to do something under my hive other than just grass. What I thought about doing is putting felt paper under my concrete blocks that my hive sits on and around it and then put gravel on top of it. I see this doing a couple of things, keeps weeds out and potentially does not allow insects for our mites hive beetles to lay eggs in the soil and migrate back up.
Please correct any of the above for I’m sure I’ve got a lot of misconceptions there as well. How I thought about doing it is
Suiting up, moving the hive about 5 feet away temporarily maybe 40 minutes while I quickly move the blocks out of the way and put felt paper down, possibly even a couple of layers. Move all the blocks and 2 buys back, getting it level then putting the hive back in the same location.
What is the harm and potentially moving the hive around like I’m suggesting, is there harm/and/or benefits in doing what I’m thinking with the felt paper and gravel.
Any and all suggestions and comments would be greatly appreciated. Here is a link to my website basically to keep my mother informed, but you can see photos and videos of my one hive set up. It will soon be 2 hive sitting side-by-side see attached picture as well. The 2nd hive will go in place in about 2 weeks, thought I would get prepared now moving one hive I think is better than moving 2.