Pallet Straps are a great way to help protect your hive from prowling animals and strong winds. Instead of using a rock or cinder block, put the middle of the strap under the bottom board or hive stand and bring the ends to the top cover using the buckle to strap it all together. This will prevent the hive from coming apart if it tips and also makes it hard for animals to get into. Our Cam Buckle has spring tension. Measures 12' (3.66 m).