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warre hive users

This is a group of people who want to learn more about warre hive's.. Share their experiences and knowledge..

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Link for PDF Beekeeping For All- by Emile Warre 2 Replies

Started by Ivy. Last reply by Raymond Espinoza Feb 8, 2015.

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Comment by Samuel Lopez on June 30, 2014 at 7:55am

Wm. - Thank you again for having me over to help out on your warre inspections - learned a lot and really enjoyed talking with you , not withstanding getting stung on the forehead, it was a great learning experience.

Thanks again - Sam.

Comment by Wm. Epps on June 25, 2014 at 5:45pm

With the weather changing to triple digits this week, does anyone have any ideas on avoiding broken/melted comb? I know that the KTB hive people have this problem on a regular basis but I have yet to see a solution, even anecdotal.

Comment by Christina Parlapiano on June 25, 2014 at 1:11pm

I have read about treating the Lang as a Warre and I am interested in that.  I just added my super to my bottom box but I added it to the top.  Since I am new to Lang and have only read about Warre I just followed the Lang rules.  Is it too late to move it to the bottom?  Jefferson will you remove any of the supers come autumn or will you leave them?  Do you have any pictures of the warre you started?

Comment by Samuel Lopez on June 25, 2014 at 9:11am

I've seen that design at Sweet Valley Hives too. Nice !

Got your voice message - give me a call when you can.

Thanks - Sam

Comment by Wm. Epps on June 25, 2014 at 9:01am

After watching how rough the Lang beekeepers are with their frames I decided to give my comb stibility by going with a modified version. It's a topbar with 3" sides, no bottom, wax starter strip, and no foundation.

This method also keeps the bees from sticking comb to the sides of the boxes.

Comment by Samuel Lopez on June 24, 2014 at 10:22pm

Do you use frames with your foundationless warre hives Wm. ?

Comment by Wm. Epps on June 24, 2014 at 9:07pm

There are plenty of people using foundation-less frames in the Lang. They produce lots of comb honey. Putting honey in the jar they use the crush and strain method.

Adding boxes to the bottom of the hive has the added benefit of you inspecting the whole hive and cleaning the bottom board.

Comment by Samuel Lopez on June 17, 2014 at 1:49pm

Jefferson-  Are you using foundation or foundationless ?

Comment by Trevor Branch on June 11, 2014 at 1:48pm

I was wondering if anyone thought of combining the top bar and langstroth hive types to see if they could get the best of both worlds.  I guess so!  I'm more likely to try the top bar method, however if the Warre hive requires less work, it just might be worth it.  I'd only be concerned about picking up the hives to add supers at the bottom, and wonder how the wax from one super doesn't get attached to the top bars on the super below.  Does this even happen?

Comment by Samuel Lopez on June 11, 2014 at 8:14am

Happy to see this group formed. I'm new to beekeeping (so new i don't have a hive or bees except for those that use my GARDEN :)

Taking this year to learn about beekeeping and Warre Hives. I've decided to start keeping bees in Warre hives next spring (2015). So i'm very interested in meeting you all / seeing any hives you have and generally getting to know you.

I have a blossoming Urban Homestead in Downtown and am open to show you to get feedback on what we're doing in support of beekeeping .

Thanks - Sam


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