12 feet in length, designed to hold 6 hive bodies while allowing for ample room between hives.
In constructing this stand, I have been able to successfully combine some older, proven practices with a more modern approach to design. The stands are currently constructed out of 14 gauge, 1 ½ square tubing and come in multiple sizes (stands hold 1 to 6 hives). The hive stands are elevated 18 ½ inches off the ground and have a built in footing which can be filled with vegetable oil. The oil is used to create a reservoir; inhibiting ants and other unwanted pests from entering the hive. Each stand is designed to allow for 24 inches per hive. For instance, a two hive stand is 48 inches from end to end. This allows adequate spacing between hives and even leaves some work space for those tending to the bees.
Bee C Hives Stands are elevated 18 ½” off the ground to not only to help protect your bees but also provide some relief from the discomfort that continual bending over creates. Hence, making Bee C Hive Stands a more ergonomic, beekeeper friendly design.
These hive stands were designed with the intention of being seen in the hobbyist beekeepers backyard. We wanted the stands to compliment the usual colorful hive bodies and turn an ordinary bee yard into something that owners could be proud of and want to display.
Protecting your Investment
In order to gain optimal stability, we have designed our hive stands to be a little more than twice the width as they are tall. This design, along with a tie down or two, will help better protect your bees and their hive bodies against natural events and human errors.
Along with helping protect the beehive against unwanted pests, when filled with vegetable oil, these 4 ¼” square reservoirs also provide an optimal footprint to support the weight of your investment while allowing the hive stand to settle evenly.