The 8 Frame Hive is gaining popularity with many beekeepers because of its ease of manipulation, standardization of equipment, and increased success. In his new book, " The Backyard Beekeeper" , Kim Flottum describes the 8 Frame Medium hive as the "hive of the future" and this one is the finest you will ever find! With only one size super, frame, and foundation your beekeeping is greatly simplified. The first time you have to lift a full super you will never regret having switched to 8 Frame Medium hives. Our beautiful A-line Copper Top will enhance any setting in which it is placed. Each English Garden Hive consists of an A-Line Copper Top, Cypress IPM Bottom Board, Inner Cover, 2 ea. Medium Cypress Supers, an Entrance Reducer, Cypress Hive Stand, and 16 all assembled Superframes w/black plastic foundation . Paint the hive and you are ready for the bees!