The 8-Frame Hive is the only hive that we use here at Brushy Mtn. It is easier to work and we like the fact that all of our equipment is the same size. If you have back problems, if you want to simplify your operation or you just want a few hives to pollinate up your garden, this is the one. The kit includes: 1- 8-Frame Telesscoping Top, 1 inner cover, 2 medium pine supers, 16- grooved top bar and grooved bottom bar medium frames, 1- I.P.M. bottom board. All assembled. You will also receive 16 sheets of crimp wire foundation, which you will insert into the frames. Also; your choice of a hatless veil, or (for an additional $30.00) a clear view veil with string. You may choose your size in either plastic coated, (or for an additonal $12.00) ventilated cowhide or goatskin gloves, a hobbyist smoker w/ smoker fuel, a bee brush, a 10" hive tool, a plastic entrance feeder, a beginner's book and a Garden Hive instructional DVD. No other Substitutions please. If additional substitutions needed please order items separately.