Every beekeeper should consider having a nuc or two in their bee yard. These small 5-frame nuc hives (nucleus hive) are a great way to keep a spare queen on hand for emergency re-queening. They are also handy for holding the swarms that you catch. And if you use bees for apitheraphy, here's a hive that's easy to maintain and gives you a continuous supply of bees for your sting therapy. Ours is made of beautiful and durable cypress wood. It comes with 5 deep frames, 5 deep beeswax foundation, and all the hardware you need to assemble the frames and hive body. Note that as a service to you, the metal clad outer cover and bottom board come fully assembled.