As I stated, I inherited my Hives, the timing was perfect as I was laid-off recently. The gentleman that gave them to me is an 87yr old self proclaimed Maverick Beekeeper. Up to this point he has given me: 2 bottom boards, 2 deep brood boxes, 2 medium boxes, 2 inner covers, 2 telescoping covers, and 6 shallow boxes, he included enough frames to fill all the boxes. He told me to scrape and bleach everything, scorch the insides of the boxes, paint the outsides, & put new foundations in all the frames. I then have to take it all and show him what I've done, then we'll go to the next step. Other than the nearly 40 hours of time that I have invested in cleaning and painting, I have no money in this endeavor yet.