This is the only hive stand you will ever need. This stand is made in the U.S.A. from recycled materials and won't rust or rot. It raises your hive 12" off the ground for easy access and better ventilation. Your bottom board, of any kind, sits on heavy duty rails with built in drains to keep hive components dry for a longer life. It also comes with swing out frame holders and ballast ports, so sand can be added for extra stability. (Available in 8-frame and 10-frame).