The hive lock system is designed to lock the beehive together as a single unit. Its simple design includes two components. The winder (dog bone) component stores the strapping while the base enabled the strap to be tightened firmly around the entire beehive. The strapping is heavy duty 19mm poly-woven strapping which is easy and soft to handle, resilient to exposure to UV and is stronger then traditional metal strapping. It comes with enough strapping to retain a three story beehive.