There are several reasons that you might elevate your hive. A hive stand can:
Many bee hive stands fall into the DYI camp; in particular, placing two cinder blocks on the ground to provide solid support (two blocks per hive). But Betterbee offers a couple other options including the Ultimate Hive Stand and The Lyson Hive Stand. While our Cedar Base can be placed directly on the ground, we recommend it is further elevated as its main purpose is to create a larger landing area for bees coming into the bee hive.