Originally the warre hive had some kind of latise or screen in the top. It is now used with frames. Like sasha I have bought into this hive. and also the round version. I like the the fact that the 3cm thickness of the wood is 1.18 inches so I've been biulding these from scrap 2X4, 6, 8s ect. The round version can be built with 2X4s as short as 9 inches.
except for burning what can you do with a 9 inch 2X4 (1.5 X 3.5)
I like the idea that the wax is only in the hive 2 seasons and them removed.
I like the idea that except in mar when you would be checkering, emty supers are added to the bottom.
I like the Idea that because of the small size of the hive less honey is used by the bees to stay warm.
notice i like ideas not facts. But our french and belgium counter parts are calling these facts. I'm not saying everyone should switch and switch now. but I for sure am going to try some and see.
i also like the fact that they are smaller and lighter.
best wishes to all
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