Hive Bodies – This is a large size hive box also known as “brood chambers”.  Each super holds 10 frames inside it that the bees build wax onto.  For the setup described here, you need 2 Deep Supers with 10 frames each to house the brood chamber.

Hive Body Frames (with foundation) – These are the heart of the hive.  They are made from wood or plastic and usually have foundation in the middle. Foundation is made from wax, wax with wire, plastic or a combination.  The bees use the foundation as a model to build their own wax onto.  Some beekeepers may choose not to use foundation at all, but this requires a slightly different frame setup.  For the 2 deep supers recommended in the northeast, you would need a total of 20 frames with the foundation.