Im a super newbee and am starting out this summer with 2 Warre hives in my back yard. I built them to the specs Warre writes about from kits I got locally here. When I dropped them off to get "swarmed" by another local bee guy (who uses with great success modified lang hives), he uses and recommended that I create a base with 1/8 inch screened bottom instead of the solid base Warre uses.
The question is, has anybody experimented with these on Warres and if so did it change any important dynamics of the hive?
Thanks in advance!