I spoke about RAIN WATER, not about RIVER WATERThe stands look like good strong substantial stands to me,about 10" high,how can they be sat in water,they are not in a river.
My hives sit on 4 breeze blocks with a 2ft x 2ft flag stone sitting flat on top. My hives then sit directly on top of the flag stone.I spoke about RAIN WATER, not about RIVER WATER
Do you think that the vast bottom plate is good in keeping the bottom dry from rainwater?
I do not wonder if you have moisture problems in England
I actually went better in my opinion than buying a simple wooden hive stand that holds my hives off the ground. I made my stands to be more permanent and weather friendly as in they wont blow over. My hives are in an out apiary and off the ground to higher than the 10" Thornes hive stands. The breeze blocks and paving slab give more weight than a wooden stand and I have a ratchet hive strap attached under this and lashed down to the hive. They have all survived without any movement despite numerous winter storms in my area. They have a natural hedge and tree line approx 4 ft behind them running down my hives which gives some help from both wind and rain.why do people spend hundreds of pounds on bee hive set ups and dont bother with a simple hive stand costing a few quid,
Ouch!!! how did you hurt your back Pete sounds painfull. I am prone to disc problems due to an injury at work a few years back and the joys of coming from a family of giants. My younger brother is 6' 8" whilst I am the small child at 6' "5 and a half.i blew my back to pieces 8 years aog , six months sitting down rolling along, when i did get my self going again, (a scafold pole up a*** and 8 mm bolts) hold it all together, all i do now is instead of waiting till the end of year to strip all the supers i remove them slowly during the year when i want to