Hmmmm. From the article....."considering it is on a four foot tall stand (to protect the family dog from dog/bee interactions)"Hobie said:Maybe it's a matter of interpretation. I read the same Bee Culture article and gathered that the hive was on a stand to avoid dog/bee interactions. I interpreted this as protecting the bees from being eaten/harassed as much as the dog from being stung, and generally avoiding a situation of possible conflict. Like separating your kids when they are squabbling.