This is a traditional ten-frame beehive starter kit. Eight-frame hives are gaining in popularity because they're lighter and easier to handle than the traditional 10-frame hives.
But some people prefer to have the traditional 10 frames per hive body.
Along with the beehive you get all the equipment you'll need to start your first hive of bees - smoker, hive tool, feeder, gloves, veil - even a guide book.
It provides you with everything you'll need except for the bees.
This bee hive kit DOES require assembly. But assembling a bee hive is
really pretty easy. If you can handle a hammer, you can build it.
(Visit my 'build a bee hive page' for detailed, illustrated instructions.)