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

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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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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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Can you post a picture of your hive stand setup?
 

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

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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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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!:lpf::lpf:

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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