Beekeepers use stands and bases for elevating and securing their bee hives. Elevating your hive with a stand or base prevents moisture buildup, extends the life of the bottom board, and keeps grass away from the entrance. Some beekeepers create a DIY bee hive stand by placing two cinder blocks on the ground to form a base—but Betterbee offers sturdy options to elevate your hive, including the Ultimate Hive Stand, Lyson hive stand brackets, and other natural cedar stands and bases. Our cedar bases can be placed directly on the ground, but we recommend further elevation as their main purpose is providing a large landing area for bees entering the hive. Find stable platforms to support your bee hive.