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I had both my 3 hive stands full. I had both my single hive stands full. I had nuc hives on my cinder block and post stand. And I didn’t have time to make another one.

I got the harbor freight ad and saw this. https://www.harborfreight.com/step-stool-working-platform-66911.html with a coupon for $20. Since I needed more nitrile gloves and they were also on sale I headed over and picked up one of the stands. It works perfectly for a hive stand. I wouldn’t pay $30 for it but with the coupons it was good enough in a pinch.
 

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A handy thing to have anyway after you get around to making some cheaper ones. I am needing something like that to keep in the pickup. I used to vault off over the sides, now that would be a disaster!
 

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A handy thing to have anyway after you get around to making some cheaper ones. I am needing something like that to keep in the pickup. I used to vault off over the sides, now that would be a disaster!
All my stands, well all except the post and cinder block one, follow my ant-proof hive stand pattern. I do plan to make another stand so I can get the nucs on it. One of the reasons I went ahead and got that platform is that it will be handy just to keep in the apiary to have a place to stack boxes while I'm inspecting a hive. Plus I won't have to bend over so far to pick them back up.
 

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Used car tires.
Free.
Do not rot.
Very stable and hold large weights (especially when larger and have the rim inside).
Easy to adjust and use in various settings.

I always pick one up by the road side when I see it and able to get it.
Too bad I still have no spare tires - they are all used for me, as many as I could get.
Need more tires.
 

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I just keep a couple of old boxes in the yard to place supers etc when working the hives.
 
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