I've read in books, magazines, and on other websites many different answers to the question "how much does a hive weigh?" I realize at least some of the reasons for the wildly varying weights, and I'm not looking for a definitive, unqualified answer, just one appropriate to my situation. I'm building a platform on wheels to simplify moving the hives to fresh feeding grounds and inside a shelter for the winter. If possible, I'd like to avoid getting all the hives on this platform only to find the structure collapse as the season progresses. What I'm asking is anyone able to spare a couple minutes share with me the approximate maximum weight your hives would reach, under normal circumstances, if comprised of 2 brood boxes, 2 honey supers, a top feeder, and a stand. (All sections contain 10 frames, the brood box frames are 9", and the honey super frames are 6 Â½"). If a fair number of people from this forum share their empirical results, I'd trust the average of y'alls results over any single, black and white answer I've found so far.