Bait Hive version 2. Upon further study, it is recommended that a bait hive have at least 40 liters of interior capacity. This amount of volume in the cavity gives the bees a sense that they have room to expand inside the hive, and they are more likely to select this bait hive as their new home. With two 8-frame, medium-depth boxes, this bait hive has 48.5 liters of interior volume. While the bottom box still contains frames of honey, pollen, and drawn wax, the top box contains only empty, foundationless frames. Again, so that the bees have a sense of room to draw their own comb and expand.