5 Frame Hive parts
Equipment most often used for catching swarms, dividing hives and selling bees.
5 frame beekeeping equipment is called so because each box holds 5 Langstroth and is most often used by beekeepers as temporary hives for bees to live in. Also called a nucleus hive, 5 frame equipment can be very handy to have on hand when working with your bees.
The reason it is popular with beekeepers because it is the perfect size for putting a small colony into when splitting a hive or capturing a swarm. Nucleus hives are also a popular option for beekeepers who want to sell colonies because a 5 frame hive is easy to transport.