Awhile back the boss lady found a web site where they showed a lot of cool stuff you could build out of skids. She was wanting me to build a table for the camp site at the farm, but I thought a more practical use for a skid would be a hive stand. I used a 30" x 144" skid from work gave it a paint job, got hold of my dads partner in crime since he has a 20 hp tractor ( dad has a 90 hp but it is way to big to get in and around the hives ) and a post hole digger. Set 6 treated post that we also painted to get the skid top around 20" off the ground, the back of the skid is 1/4" higher then the front, is this enough or not enough ? My thinking was to place the hives so the front was even with the edge of the skid as to not have a step for the critters to get into the front door of the hive. I'm also going to put down some of that weed fabric under and around the hives the put mulch over that. As for placement of the the hives I'm wanting to have a hive at the end then a 20" open space followed by 2 hives side by side then another 20" open area. My thinking is that I will have an open space to set the boxes on when I'm doing my inspection and not have to take them and set them on the ground. Nothing is set in stone, 6 post in the ground with a skid sitting on them, suggestions, thoughts, or ideas on what to do, leave or change..