Hive Stand with pest moat. I am very happy that I built these as I got started. The cost is more to start a hive but nothing but bees in the boxes. I guess it would be impractical to do this at a large scale like someone adding many at one time, but for the person that is slowly adding to the apiary like me, it is great. I though about leaving the mouse guards off this winter because I do not think they are needed. I do not plan to move them of coarse like some do. The boxes can be secured with a strap to the stand.