If you are a beginner beekeeper, one hive box will last you approximately 4-6 weeks after you place 4-5 frames of bees in it from a NUC (nucleus colony).
You will most likely need 3 boxes to get you through the summer: 2 deep boxes (brood) and one medium box (honey).
*It is recommended that you paint the exterior of your boxes before placing the bees in them.
Everything you need to get you through one season. It comes as an unassembled kit but you can upgrade to an assembled version.
All you need are your bees and you can start producing honey and pollinating your neighbourhood.
This Complete Hive Kit comes with a two deeps and 1 medium box (2 brood boxes and 1 honey super) and all parts for a complete Langstroth beehive. These are 10 frame boxes.