Thanks Oak - the stand idea came off this forum and it is designed to keep ants out - the dished space at the bottom of the legs is meant to have cooking oil in them but I yet to add that. I used slotted angle instead of post supports as it was cheaper and you get a little bit of adjustment to help level it up. The height is 600mm (looks higher as I am standing on the next terrace down) and that was the suggested height to keep cane toads from eating the bees - not that they can jump or climb but must be an allowance for low flyers and long tongues
and we have a cane toad nursery just off to the left ( small dam)
I asked the guy I bought them off about feeding and he said not to bother with 2 full frames of honey - even thought one would be enough but in the end said leave them both - won't hurt.