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  1. #1
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    Default Log Warre

    Turned out to be a lot of work but was enjoyable none the less. It"ll have to wait till next spring to get bees though, until then, I think I know where there is another hollow tree.

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    Default Re: Log Warre

    Well I don't think the commercial guys are going to wear a path up to your house asking for these, but for something to put in your garden that is way cool.
    Bill

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    Default Re: Log Warre

    THAT IS SO COOL! What a great idea!
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    Default Re: Log Warre

    Pretty cool. Just, why have that standard Warre stuff on top, to me, a lid built in kind, ie, from part of the log, would be more in keeping and keep the totally natural look.

    Other thing, from a management perspective, is when you harvest your honey, the next year if using Warre method, you will have to add those sections at the bottom, which will maybe not fit perfectly as they were the upper part of the log. But I'm sure you will work around that.

    Anyhow, very cool idea. For many years I've toyed with the idea of building a hive in a totally natural log, but never got around to it due to the large amount of work that would be involved, fitting frames, etc. I'm sure many others have thought about it too, but you have actually done it.
    44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).

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    Default Re: Log Warre

    it is warre in style but will have to manage it like a perone hive. i did the top as i did because the quilt box has a built in feeder should i ever need it. if i were to do another i would not build such a top and see how it goes.

    how does one insert pictures into thread?

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    Very nice Pelz, I too have been wanting to do just that. It is like the old beegum hives out in the blue ridge mountains. Very cool!
    Ralph Waldo Emerson "To map out a course of action and follow it to the end requires courage". John 3;17

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    Default Re: Log Warre

    Yep, Beegum is what I first thought.
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