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  1. #1
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    Default Warre Top Bar vs Warre Frame Hives (Modified Warre Hives)

    I just saw a 25-minute video of a "Modified Warre hive" (with frames) opened, frames removed, with close-ups of capped honey, capped pollen and brood, and open cells with brood. Lots of advice on handling frames without hurting bees. Fascinating! Here's the link:
    http://teakwoodorganics.magix.net/al.../!/oa/6635778/

    Best to all beeks,
    Peter Collins

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    Default Re: Warre Top Bar vs Warre Frame Hives (Modified Warre Hives)

    Enjoyed that one. Think I can see a Warre in my future when I get time to build it. Maybe next summer.
    Cheers
    Rob

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    Default Re: Warre Top Bar vs Warre Frame Hives (Modified Warre Hives)

    Rob,
    I'm considering buying my first Warre for two reasons: See how it is constructed, and tap into experience of a knowledgeable guy--the builder. Go to thewarrestore.com for its products for sale. On the home page you can get to the Facebook page for the place. Interesting posts on the timeline there.
    Best to all beeks,
    Peter

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    Default Re: Warre Top Bar vs Warre Frame Hives (Modified Warre Hives)

    Are Warre combs always parallel to the entrance?

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    Default Re: Warre Top Bar vs Warre Frame Hives (Modified Warre Hives)

    What is the screen made of?

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    Default Re: Warre Top Bar vs Warre Frame Hives (Modified Warre Hives)

    You can have them either way, odfrank. Parallel to the entrance side is the way I will do it when I keep a Warre hive. I live in Michigan, and must deal with winter. By having the frames parallel--easy to do with a square box--the first comb greets the cooler air from the entrance, and the remaining combs, not so much. If frames are perpendicular, then the 'front' of all combs take the cooler air.
    Peter

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    Default Re: Warre Top Bar vs Warre Frame Hives (Modified Warre Hives)

    Quote Originally Posted by odfrank View Post
    What is the screen made of?
    One beek and supplier says his is 'non-metallic mesh.' For a full list of components, go to:
    http://www.thewarrestore.com/apps/we...s/show/1136749

    best,
    Peter

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    Default Re: Warre Top Bar vs Warre Frame Hives (Modified Warre Hives)

    Quote Originally Posted by odfrank View Post
    Are Warre combs always parallel to the entrance?
    In his book, Warre talks about turning the combs relative to the entrance as part of the winter/summer management. Since the boxes are square, it's not an issue to rotate 90 degrees. Warre wrote of running his hives "Cool way" (combs aligned pointing toward entrance) during the spring/summer, and then turning them "warm way" when fall came around and it was time for winter prep.

    Many people running Warre's don't bother with that (myself included) for any number of reasons. For me, it's window and handle location. My hive is stuck in a corner of my yard, so if I rotate it, observing and lifting become harder. I run mine "warm way" all the time.

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