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  1. #1
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    Default Can you buy an Abbe Warre hive?

    in the US or do you have to make your own?

    I really don't have any problem with making my own, but I sure would like a working model to look at. The construciton of the roof area with the batting and burlap/netting is my greatest concern. There is only so much a picture on the internet can explain. Sometimes you need to see something up close, in person and in your hands to understand.

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    Are they even legal for bees in the US?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcross View Post
    Are they even legal for bees in the US?
    I don't know, but that sure would be retarded if they were not.

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    They should be legal if you build them so the bars can be removed individually. However, the point of the Warré is that it is not disturbed (i.e. 'inspected') so may be better not to let your local inspector near them!

    The construction details in David Heaf's translation are pretty good - see http://warre.biobees.com
    The Barefoot Beekeeper http://www.biobees.com

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    Aren't hives in the UK required to be inspectable? Do you have to hide yours from the authorities/inspectors?

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    There is no official requirement for movable combs in the UK.

    So few people here use anything other than standard, framed hives, that I don't think it has ever occurred to the lawmakers to interfere. I would totally ignore then, anyway.
    The Barefoot Beekeeper http://www.biobees.com

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