Car tyre as hive stand?
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    Default Car tyre as hive stand?

    Can i use a car tyre as a hive stand that isolate the hive from the ground?

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    Randi

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    Default Re: Car tyre as hive stand?

    A hive needs a solid base. A car tire will not be solid unless it's still on the rim and full of air and then one day when the tire gets low... the hive will topple.
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    Not sure what the insects are like there but tires around here fill with water when it rains and then mosquito's breed there. I'd stay away.
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    Default Re: Car tyre as hive stand?

    A tire rim large enought to support the hive will work.
    Or, cut some 4" X 4" lumber to your needs and stack them criss-crossed.
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    I use 16” tires, but I cut them in half. I place them with the smaller hole (the part that would fit around the rim) down on the ground. I level them and then fill them with concert. I find two 80 lb bags of ready mix fills them nicely. I set two cinder blocks on that and then place the hive on the cinder blocks. It works well for me. They keep the grass out from under my hives and they are easy to trim around and keep clean.

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    Default Re: Car tyre as hive stand?

    Woodman,
    Can you post a picture of your hive stand setup?
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    Default Re: Car tyre as hive stand?

    Quote Originally Posted by BEES4U View Post
    A tire rim large enought to support the hive will work.
    Or, cut some 4" X 4" lumber to your needs and stack them criss-crossed.
    Ernie
    All five of my hives are individually on landscape timbers or treated scrap 4x4's screwed together in three criss-cross layers. I find them stable, easy to level, lets you move them one at a time, don't rot, look nice and I like the height.

    Two $3.50 8' landscape timbers make three stands. If the store lets me take the treated kickers separating the bundles, I use them for the center layer.

    If you use screened bottom boards, these leave an open and observable space below.

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    Default Re: Car tyre as hive stand?

    concrete blocks work as well look around on craigslist or check with constuction companys that do tear down you can get them for free many timesand you can level them fairly easy

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    Default Re: Car tyre as hive stand?

    here is a photo of what I was talking about using a half tire.

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    Default Re: Car tyre as hive stand?

    Quote Originally Posted by rand View Post
    Can i use a car tyre as a hive stand that isolate the hive from the ground?

    Thanks
    Randi
    I wouldn't do it. Use a couple of concrete blocks, if you can get them.
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    Default Re: Car tyre as hive stand?

    hey woodman nice stand but sure would hate to move it the blocks are heavy enough and the blocks are what I use

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    Default Re: Car tyre as hive stand?

    Sounds like something Jeff Foxworthy might say....

    "If yew put yer hive on an old truck tire...you might be a redneck!"

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    Default Re: Car tyre as hive stand?

    Quote Originally Posted by rand View Post
    Can i use a car tyre as a hive stand that isolate the hive from the ground?

    Thanks
    Randi
    I'm not sure what the local fauna consists of in Israel. Mosqitos, poisonous snakes, etc. A perfect hiding area, etc. Also, as someone mentioned, when the air goes out, you'll have problems. Now, maybe a big steel wheel from a tractor trailer might be nice. Personally, I use cement blocks, or as others call them, cinder blocks.
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    Default Re: Car tyre as hive stand?

    I am going to make a small addition to my tire-stands. I have talked to several people who have had hive blown over by the wind. So, I am going to add eye-bolts on two sides in the concert so I can strap my hives down if needed. It gets pretty windy here sometimes.

    Trapperbob – They are a little rough lifting, but they roll real good!

    I only use these on my place and a friend’s because I don’t plan on moving those hives. I did move one once. My friend and I prided it up with a large pry bar. Once we had it up on edge, we rolled it to the new location and set it back down. Not something I want to do very often.

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