I picked up my new Long Lang hive from South Florida Bee Supply today. I think they did a nice job.
I built the stand to put it at an easy height to work it. I'll be painting it and doing a few additions this weekend. Maybe next weekend I can move my Ladies into it.
I'll see if I can post a picture.
Here is a link to a discussion of an ant proof hive stand that I found when researching my problem.
It uses galvanized pipe and the grease holders are PVC pipe caps.
My hive stand is made with 4 X 4's so I've come up with another idea.