Simon Kurtz of Kurtz Acres asked me a very good question. Was I worried about my “wicker” hive stands being able to support the weight of full hives which can easily weigh in the hundreds of pounds?
I would be worried if my stands were actually wicker. They’re not.
Pier One Hive Stand
They’re all-weather ottomans of synthetic wicker over a durable iron frame. They’re fully capable of supporting a heavy hive. I found them at Pier One.
So, if you want to copy my look, PLEASE don’t use real wicker, or if you do, make sure it is fully supported from below with bricks or a concrete block.
And many thanks to Simon for bringing up the subject. I would hate to be the cause of a beekeeping debacle out there!!