The original HLH Hive Stand was invented by HLH before Chinese mfg began copying. The original design was meant for easy assembly and bearing heavy weight. HLH has added to the original design, constructing the updated stand out of blow molding vs. injection for add endurance and life span. Hive Stands allow for proper hive to be raised to the proper height to defend against predators and protect against water and snow. No tools needed for assembly, the 4 sides easily slide together to eliminate any harder ware.