Re: More Warre Discussion
Warré Hives are a great idea and the bees do enjoy them.
If you want to go "natural" they are more "natural" than a top bar hive.
However I could NOT recommend this to someone wanting to go commercial. All the concerns you raised are valid, but there's much more also. There are next to zero commercial Warré operations and there is a reason for that.
If you do find a commercial Warré operation, it will be about selling Warrés to other people, hive rental, running courses etc, honey not so much.
So if you want to go commercial, before committing a lot of money to a Warré set up you would need to see if there is a niche available you could fill, and could you derive an income from it. This might not gel with everybody but my advise if going commercial would be to go Langstroth. They are not that bad - Really!
44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).