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This was today's project. It is a Warre hive that has observation windows. I'll be putting a package in it on Tuesday. I'm not a Warre hive nut, just want to have one for the annual events at the farm and for others to see.

I did build it with the demensions Warre used but did mess up on the top.

Hope you like.

 

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So what are the dimensions??? Does it have frames? How many and what size.When and where were the warre hives used? Can you tell I'm not familiar with them?
 

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one of the nicer I have seen... I too would love the dimensions or plane for one of these, if you have them available...
 

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Hello iddee,
In the snow??? Ok, no snow, but snow showers all day long. No, they are sitting on my dining room table. Maybe tomorrow. The weather says nothing about 55 for the next week or so. Many days right around daytime highs of 50. I'll be putting my packages in, but my first grafting will be delayed if this does not change.
 

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Iddee said:
Calling for 71 here Friday. Bring them and the boxes and come on down.
What? And turns these northern hardy girls into southern freeloading warm weathered lazy....oh wait a minute...these bees are from Georgia. Never mind... ;)

I better isolate them. Don't want my other girls getting any ideas... :lol:

Here...53 today. 59 tomorrow. The nothing about 52 next five days, with a couple days of rain and mid-40's.
 

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Hello Pual,
I used 1 inch (which is actually 3/4 inch) white pine. This hive, like many of the experimental and educational hives, will sit under a pole building overhang, and will never be rained on. If it were not for that, I'd be painting or at least using some danish oil, preservative type something.

I think for natural wood that can go untreated, I hear cedar is the best. Costs more but will last twice as long as pine. I have none myself.

Beyond that, I'm not a wood guy. Maybe someone else can chime in.. ;)
 

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David LaFerney said:
So what happened with it? Did you install bees? Did it make it through the first summer? Pictures? Come on man, don't just leave us hanging.
David,
The warre built up nicely and they have three full boxes. I will be doing a writeup on the first year experience very soon.

I also have the experiences of two other beekeepers going through the first year with Warre hives. Thier observations and opinions are in line with mine. More to come that will be sure to tick off a few radical warre hive beekeepers. :thumbsup:
 
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