As our standard bottom board option, we are offering something unique: a sturdy, lifetime bottom board made from High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) plastic. Sold fully assembled with stainless steel screws, this bottom board is rock solid! Far stronger and more durable than wood bottom boards, this one never rots and will never need paint. It is truly like no other, and also completely safe for your bees! A hives bottom board is a vital component that needs to be impervious to rot, mice, and bugs, while at the same time hold up a tremendous amount of weight with all those heavy honey supers. This bottom board will do the job better than any other on the market!