We have removed more hives from this set than I can remember. It is styrofoam and wood. The styrofoam gets bad and lets bees in. This one had two hives near each other. We had to use the lift to get to them. If you notice one guy is wearing a t shirt and no gloves. The other guy is not using gloves. I couldn’t do that. If I tried I would be in the hospital within 10 minutes ! We got both hives and everyone was happy.