The 8 frame starter hive is an excellent way to start in beekeeping at a good value! This starter hive will get you through the first 60 days of normal beekeeping. After 60 days you will need to begin adding medium supers to allow your colony to grow. The Starter hive comes with (1) medium super with wood frames and plastic wax coated foundation, (1) Deep hive body with wood frames and plastic wax coated foundation, (1) Outer Cover, (1) Inner Cover, (1) solid bottom board. You can choose to upgrade to an assembled hive and/or a screen bottom board.