The hive lock system is designed to lock the beehive together as a single unit. The simple design includes two components, the winder (dog bone) component stores the strapping while the base enables the strap to be tightened firmly around the entire beehive. The Hive Lock is designed to be used with heavy duty 19mm poly-woven strapping which is easy and soft to handle, resilient to exposure to UV and is stronger than traditional metal strapping. The hive lock system is also used for strapping two hives to the hive pallet. Note, this item does not include the strapping which can be purchased separately in a 500M roll or you can purchase the hive lock with strapping from the shopping menu.