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The area we're putting the hive on was blackberry/tree mess. We've cleared out the area, but in order to maintain a level platform, my thought was to sink 4 concrete footings with all-thread in them. Then I'd build a timber frame with the corners going over the all-thread. Then I'd have double nuts holding the bottom of the frames. This way I have 4 way leveling abilities in case the ground softens with the load of the hive.

Even 1/4-20 threaded rod is rated for a tensile strength is 1900 lbs so my plan was to use 1/2" to buff it up. Plus this way I can have a PVC endcap glued to another nut further down the frame with grease in it as an ant trap.

The issue is I don't see a single frame online with this concept and I'm wondering if it's not viable. I see a lot of PVC doo dads, cinder blocks, wooden frames with ant traps at the base, even seen concrete tire frames with a metal grid bolted to a pipe.
 
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