What a deal! $10 Seriously, because I'm an OCD do-it-yourselfer I'm stuck with a bunch of "experimental" mating nucs I built last year - If I had it to do over I would just buy these:
As usual Russell apiaries has far exceeded my expectations. Assembled, finished. Sure I COULD build it for less - as long as I counted my time at $1 an hour, and don't count the $1000s of woodworking tools I have. This is a quality piece of equipment - like the pros use, as in not "experimental" - that will last for years.
Add to that the fact that my best hives are headed by Russell queens. By far. I wish I was raising queens that good.
I've noticed reports that Russell might not be as responsive to emails and whatnot about order status as some people might desire - But I don't see that. Just don't wait until you are in a bind to order what you need - I got my order in about 2 weeks - what more do you want?