Thanks, folks. Ray, that makes absolute sense about potential use of other equipment. In fact, I did just buy an oil trap that might not work right depending on the tilt. Joe D, how is your SHB level? I've been reading that keeping the hives in full sun will reduce them. This stand will also have an arbor overhead where I plan to grow a few vines for summer shade (for me and the girls). Full morning sun for 6 hours. Midday and afternoon shade.